Greatest Football Catch Ever - Chris Moore, WWU (1992)





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Uploaded on Mar 27, 2007

This series of clips shows WWU's Chris Moore (80) making perhaps the greatest acrobatic catch in a 1992 football game against the University of Puget Sound Loggers.

UPDATE: This was ranked as the #24 'Best Damn Top 50 Spectacular Football Plays' by FOX Sports. See the article here: http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/...

Chris (a graduate of Issaquah High School in Issaquah, WA) caught this pass from quarterback Jason Stiles (14). The camerman was WWU film student Rick Medved, who was in the right place at the right time to capture the catch on film. Interestingly, Medved almost wasn't at this game, or any other. He had approached me about making a highlight film about the Viking football team in fall camp, but I already had somebody to do the job. Head Coach Rob Smith insisted I give him an opportunity (all it would cost us was a bus seat to our games, anyway). So, Rick was at every game, and in the right place at the right time.

Chris won the ESPY in 1992 for 'College Football Play of the Year', beating out Antonio Langham (Alabama) and Reggie Brooks (Notre Dame). If you watch the entire clip, watch Joe Theismann's reaction to naming Chris the winner. Just my opinion, but ever since that moment, I've always thought Theismann was a schmuck. I mean, get excited, already.

Rick didn't even know he had captured the catch on film. Once we found it, Rick, Chris and I plotted to get it on "America's Funniest Home Videos", thinking it was a shoe-in to win the $100,000 first prize. But, the WWU SID, Paul Madison, already distributed the tape to almost every major news outlet, so AFV would no longer air the tape.

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