Repeat after me, football players: “I do solemnly swear I will carry the football all the way into the end zone, then begin celebrating.”
Got it? Good. Because Clemson’s Ray-Ray McCloud is the latest player to commit the fumble-near-the-goal-line-because-of-celebrating-too-early blunder (or, The DeSean Jackson, as it’s known in some circles). Here’s McCloud’s fumble after returning a punt in Saturday’s game against Troy:
Florida State’s Dalvin Cook dropped a TD last week, but that was accidental. Still, the lesson is clear: If you’ve got a clear path to the end zone and a football in your hands, try not to let go until you’ve scored and you’re back on the bench.
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