Apparently this is legal in Canadian football. Sorry, but it just looks kind of stupid and very un-football-like.
The Winnipeg (Manitoba) Kelvin High squad was facing off against a Winnipeg High School Football League foe, preparing to receive a punt. The booming kick came in on cue, with a deep Kelvin receiver pulling it in. Everyone expected the return to start at that point — after all, nearly all punts are returned in the conventional fashion in Canada, too, as no one wants to throw away a possession with the other team holding a numerical advantage of players on the other side of the field.
Yet the Kelvin coaching staff thought differently, instructing the receiving player to immediately boom the ball down to the other side of the field, creating a mad, harried dash for the ball which culminated in a rather remarkable touchdown.
I wonder how drunk the coaches were when they thought this one up. ANOTHER ROUND, barkeep, we’re diagrammin’ trickeration!
[H/T: Pep Rally]