A high school football player made an incredible saving tackle on a teammate who was running the wrong way and about to score for the other team
A California high school football player had to tackle a teammate over the weekend. Kha'Ron Thrower, a wide receiver and defensive back for the Fairfield High School Falcons, chased down his teammate as he ran the wrong direction after an interception. Thrower saved his team from a safety, and on Twitter, suggested the play belonged on "SportsCenter." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
A California high school football player made one of the best heads-up plays you'll see all year tackling one of his own teammates. Kha'Ron Thrower, who according to his Twitter account plays wide receiver and defensive back for the Fairfield High School Falcons, had to think fast after his teammate intercepted a pass and began running the wrong way. As other teammates attempted to signal that he was running the wrong way, likely into the end zone for an unintentional safety, Thrower took action, breaking out into a sprint to chasing him down and tackling him around the Falcons own 10-yard line. "I saved the game with the tackle," Thrower wrote on Twitter, tagging various accounts with the video.
Spots center not top 10 and Top 10???? I saved the game with the tackle, teammate ran the opposite way off the interception🤷🏽♂️🤷🏽♂️😂😂@BleacherReport @SportsCenter @houseofhighligh @overtime @ScottVanPeezy @RandyMoss pic.twitter.com/DjSSFy2hTf — Kha’Ron Thrower4 (@SGAndre1) October 12, 2019
Thrower caught the attention of some media personalities, including ESPN's Field Yates, who called the play his "favorite football highlight of the weekend."
I’m late on seeing this, but it’s my favorite football highlight of the weekend 😂😂😂 (via: @MrRoscoes). pic.twitter.com/eMYQZA5A8B — Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 14, 2019
After the video began making the rounds on social media, Thrower made it clear that he understood his teammate's reaction, saying it was his first interception.
That was lil bro first interception noted that he’s only played 2.5 games do to injury going into that game and that was his first game back off another injury so I don’t really blame him and that had nothing to do with us losing, lil bro fine and he’ll bounce back 🖤®@ohnoitsab — Kha’Ron Thrower4 (@SGAndre1) October 13, 2019
It's hard to fault a player who just made a big interception for having his excitement get the best of him, but chances are it's a mistake he won't make again. In case he does, it's good to know that Thrower will be there ready to bring him down again.
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