Thomas with the Carry, Fisher with the TD

Speed looks faster with wings.

2012; Kevin Cline

Speed looks faster with wings.

Being so small in stature has helped De’Anthony Thomas more than it has hurt him.  Aside from two fumbles against LSU in the opening game of his career, the Black Mamba has been nothing short of brilliant over the past two seasons.  For every turnover, he has ten incredible plays.  But as we see here, dropping the ball doesn’t help you score, but maybe it helps a teammate score?

Easily the strangest touchdown of the football season for our Ducks, it is still a play that shows the remarkable cutting ability, vision and speed of DAT.  It is also a play that makes you say, “Wow, #75 got all the way to the back of the end-zone?”  In a tandem never seen in football, Thomas and Fisher make a pretty nasty combo.

Fisher TDIt is difficult to decide which player made the better play.  On one hand, Thomas de-cleats a few players, moving like a real live Mamba.  On the other, Mr. Fisher gets on his horse all the way to the end of the play, finally pouncing on the ball for the touchdown.

One thing is for sure, Duck fans will remember that play because of the filthy moves put on by the one and only DAT, and because very rarely can anyone witness an offensive lineman score a touchdown – more than 45 yards from the line of scrimmage.

 

 

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Brandon Gruber

Brandon Gruber

Brandon is a senior at The University of Oregon majoring in Film Studies and minoring in Communications. Brandon has been a Duck fan for ten years since he moved from southern California to Salem, Oregon, and quickly realized the Ducks were the missing piece in his life. A Pac-12 fan since birth, much of his family attended UCLA and has since converted all of them to the Quack Attack. Brandon interned for the Statesman Journal covering the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes and hopes to work for the Pac-12 in the near future. He also hopes to see the "Flying-V" formation played out on the football field in the fall of 2013. Brandon would love your feedback on any and all articles. Tweet me: @BrandonGruber