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Kent State defensive lineman leaps over defender, scores TD on fake punt (video)

To hear that a 260-pound defensive lineman exhibited supreme athletic ability by jumping over a would-be tackler en route to a touchdown on a fake punt is one thing, but to see it really drives the point home.

During Tuesday night’s match-up between the Kent State Golden Flashes and Ohio Bobcats, the Golden Flashes, already up 24-13, called a fake punt. That’s when Nate Terhune, a 261-pound defensive lineman, put his skills on display.

At about the Bobcats’ 40-yard-line and essentially nothing but daylight and open field standing between him and the end zone, one final Bobcat stood in his way. An easily rectifiable situation for Terhune, as he leaped over his opponent, leaving him laying on the turf in his wake.

The ensuing touchdown increased Kent State’s lead and the squad continued to pour it on, winning by a score of 44-13. But the highlight in a night full of highlights for the Golden Flashes undoubtedly was Nate Terhune’s fantastic touchdown scamper courtesy of a well-timed and perfectly executed display of fourth-down trickeration.