Hopefully, most of you had a solid weekend. Some of you may have touched a girl, and others probably belligerently berated an Uber driver. However you chose to enjoy yourself, very few of you can claim to have had a more exciting end to the week than Mike McNeely, a walk-on wide receiver at the University of Florida.
Mike is the kind of guy you had to watch out for while growing up. He has the athletic swagger and sports an IQ that is too high for your moronic cranium to comprehend. The ladies adored him. That bastard.
McNeely’s week started with an official acceptance letter from the University of Florida’s medical school. Yeah, that’s exciting and all, but there was still a big football game on Saturday against Georgia. That’s when the real fun started.
In the second quarter of the game, McNeely lined up as the holder for a field goal attempt. He proceeded to do this:
“It was a great call,” McNeely said. “It was drawn up perfectly. The guys blocked. I know Tevin [Westbrook] had a great climb and Clay [Burton] kicked out. Frankie faking helped. All the linemen blocking, it was perfect. Hump [D.J. Humphries] said he had a knock-down.
“All I had to do was run. It worked just like it did in practice, so I knew where to hit it.”
Yep, just another day at the office. All he had to do was run.
That simple little run gave the fifth-year senior a spot in SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day combined with a throng of media members who were left wondering who in the fuck number 31 is.
The excitement didn’t kill McNeely’s casual attitude, though, and he arrived at Publix just before 1 p.m. on Sunday to work his normally scheduled shift as a bagger and cashier.
Gators fake kick hero Mike McNeely working at Publix today as scheduled. pic.twitter.com/NptSXSsEc3
— Jeff Barlis (@JeffBarlisESPN) November 2, 2014
Keep playing it cool, McNeely. You know we’d all love to be in your shoes. .
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