ESPN Dubs Marquez North Catch “Best Of Season”


Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Marquez North (8) catches a pass while being defended by South Carolina Gamecocks cornerback Ahmad Christian (4) during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday of this week, ESPN’s Chris Low and Edward Aschoff delivered their SEC best of 2013 list. Among the categories were “best catch”


"Best catch: Alabama’s Kevin Norwood had two or three sick catches this season, and South Carolina’s Bruce Ellington had a one-handed, bobbling gem in the bowl game. Auburn’s Ricardo Louis had the most-talked-about catch with his Hail Mary to beat Georgia, but top prize goes to Tennessee freshman Marquez North. His 39-yard catch on a third-and-10 play with less than three minutes remaining set up the game-winning field goal in the Vols’ 23-21 victory over South Carolina. North, with the defender draped all over him, somehow managed to pull the ball between his face mask and shoulder pads with his left hand."

North’s catch was certainly the Vols’ play of the year, as it allowed them the opportunity to set up a a game-winning field goal against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Had North not come down with the amazing one-handed catch, the Vols would’ve been staring at a 4th-and-10 situation and they were nowhere close to field goal range.