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Virginia’s Dontayvion Wicks just made the catch of the year

Wide receiver snags ricochet sitting on his butt to extend UVA’s lead over Miami

NCAA Football: Virginia at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Dontayvion Wicks has made plenty of big plays for the Virginia Cavaliers this season, but none turned as many heads as the touchdown he hauled in to stretch UVA’s lead over the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night.


Through at least double coverage, the ball hits a few different bodies before finding Wicks’ backside, then his hands. Even the ref on the spot was unsure exactly what the hell just happened, hesitating before calling the UVA touchdown.

The 36-yard heave from Brennan Armstrong put Virginia up 25-14 in the third quarter and answered Miami’s first touchdown score of the second half. Wayne Taulapapa converted the two-point conversion to make the score 27-14.

Wicks came into week five with 22 catches for 460 yards and 4 touchdowns—the Hoos’ leading receiver on the year. But he chose one heck of a way to make his first reception in this week’s trip to Coral Gables.