Texas Tech inside receiver Jakeem Grant got a lot of attention for two catches he made Thursday against TCU. There was one in which he dodged three tacklers and another on which he jumped as high as he could and came down with a one-handed catch. Both plays gained 14 yards.
Asked which of the two pleased him more, Grant said he weighted the two equally. He said he loves to embarrass tacklers in the open field, but he surprised himself with the one-handed catch.
“That catch was amazing,” Grant said Tuesday. “It shocked me. ... Nobody knew I could jump that high. I didn’t think I could get up that high.”
Apparently, ESPN agreed. It made SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays segment.
Grant said it also was the more well-received of the two in the Tech film room.
“The one-handed catch, definitely,” Grant said, “because nobody expected me to jump that high, me being only 5-6. That play got the most respect.”