PHOTO: Freeze caught prematurely celebrating during the ‘Hunter Heave’
You can surely empathize with Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, who must have thought the game against Arkansas had been won as Arkansas tight end Hunter Henry was met by Rebel defenders several yards before reaching the first down marker Saturday night.
Then came the play that will forever be known to Razorback fans as the "Hunter Heave."
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Of course Arkansas running back Alex Collins picked up the lateral — called a fumble if you ask an Ole Miss fan — converted the fourth-and-25 and Arkansas went on to win the game 53-52. The player responsible for the heady play did a masterful job of trolling anyone claiming the play was nothing but luck:
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Coaches teach their players to play to the whistle, don’t be surprised if Freeze never celebrates again until he, too, hears the whistle.