Noah Brown is one of those players you hear about in fall camp; rumors flying that this is going to be a breakout year. Ohio State has a wealth of skill position talent, so it can be difficult for one player to emerge as the group’s star, especially when J.T. Barrett is the leader at quarterback. But coming into 2016, there was a suggestion that Brown could be a special player in line for a big-time season.
Brown threw his name in the mix for the conversation as one of college football’s most impactful receivers with three touchdown catches in the first half at Oklahoma. The third first half score was the most impressive — a behind-the-back grab that is the early front-runner for catch of the year.
Check out this freeze frame from the clip. Brown is in the air, almost falling out of bounds and holds on to the ball while getting his feet in before hitting the ground. Incredible.
The snag comes one year after Francis Owusu did his own Tryone Prothro impression against UCLA.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: Unreal play by Ohio State’s Noah Brown locks up ‘catch of the year’ for 2016