This was the Play Of the Day (POD) for our Thursday pickup touch football games on August 23, 2007:
Ak‘s team was on offense at the start of the play, near midfield. But a defender jumped a route, snagged the ball for a pick, and went streaking down the field for an apparent touchdown.
But he didn’t know he had Ak breathing down his neck. As he was about to cross the goal line, at the one, Ak had caught up to him and stripped the ball away. The victim, the ball, and Ak all tumbled into the end zone and at the end of the play, it was Ak who rose with the ball in his hand, saving a touchdown and returning possession to his team.