Former Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Jordan Phillips has always been very athletic for his size, and that athleticism was on display Thursday night for the whole football world to witness. After intercepting pass thrown by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Phillips hurdled the QB and nearly reached the end zone.
At 6’6” and 333 pounds, this is quite impressive. The icing on the cake would have been a TD, but I doubt there’s a soul who believes that the lack of a TD really detracts from the effort in any way. Most big men would instinctively try to run a man over or do a bit of a side-step, but not Jordan. Jordan Phillips is a skill-position player at heart (he played a lot of TE in high school) and he probably knew he wanted to hurdle Wentz before the opportunity even arose.
Is this hurdle better than DeMarco Murray’s against Texas in 2007? When factoring weight into the equation, one can make an argument.
Who had the better hurdle?
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DeMarco Murray vs. Texas in 2007
Jordan Phillips vs. Philadelphia in the 2017 preseason