Sunday, September 27, 2009
More than a punter, Moorman tosses TD
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills just pulled off a sensational fake field goal for a touchdown.
Brian Moorman (a punter) pulled back the hold, rolled left and threw to a wide-open Ryan Denney (a defensive end), who caught the ball along the sideline and rumbled in for a 25-yard play to tie the score at 7-7.
And that's not the first time they've hooked up.
Moorman threw it to Denney for a 19-yard touchdown in last year's opener against the Seattle Seahawks.
Moorman's career passing stats are 3-of-7 for 68 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 117.9 rating.
Although punters often get ridiculed for their limitations, Moorman is one of the NFL's better all-around athletes. The two-time Pro Bowler was inducted into the NCAA Division II Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2006 after a highly decorated hurdling career at Pittsburg State in Kansas.
He has rushed 11 times for 54 yards on fakes over the years.