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Wisconsin Badgers’ Corey Clement Catches Pass Downfield From Himself

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Corey Clement is a speedy running back that we saw flashes of every now and then last season.

This season Clement will find himself second on the depth chart behind Heisman Trophy hopeful Melvin Gordon. However he could find himself climbing up the quarterback and wide receiver depth charts after a video he posted on Instagram.

In the video, Clement is seen throwing the football up in the air and downfield-maybe some 20 yards or so-and sprinting under it to make the catch. An unusual way to show off his speed to say the least, you can clearly see just how fast Clement is.

Clement saw action in eight games as a freshman last season, rushing for 547 yards and scoring seven touchdowns. Three times last year Clement broke the 100-yard mark and in each of those three games himself, Melvin Gordon and James White broke the century mark as well. His best game came against Tennessee Tech in which he ran for 149 yards on just 13 carries and scored two touchdowns. That day Clement was the Badgers leading rusher.

Now after watching this video, I wonder how many of you are going to try this out in a field somewhere…


Maybe head coach Gary Andersen, offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig, running backs coach Thomas Brown and wide receivers coach Chris Beatty can come up with a plan and add this to the playbook. You know, some kind of running back option pass to himself. It could be the next big thing since the Wildcat offense.

OK, well that probably won’t happen but nonetheless, this was still very impressive.

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