Watching Redskins running back Lache Seastrunk catch a screen pass from Colt McCoy and race 80 yards down the sideline for a touchdown on Thursday in Tampa, it was easy to forget, if only for a few seconds, that you were watching a preseason game and that the defenders the rookie from Baylor burned might not make the Buccaneers’ roster.
If you were doing something better with your time — say, watching college football games that count — here’s Seastrunk’s blistering catch-and-run.
Seastrunk needed a strong showing to prove he deserved a spot on the 53-man roster, and his mom predicted he would have one.
“Honestly, I felt my grandma with me the whole way,” Seastrunk told Comcast SportsNet’s Rob Carlin after the game. “My mom told me last night, right before I laid my head down, she said, ‘Son, you’re going to get your touchdown.’ I was like, okay, I claim that too. The funny thing is, ironically, it was my first play, and I really just felt my grandma run with me. I know she’s up in heaven.”
Then Seastrunk looked up and offered a slight wave.
“I love you with all my heart,” he said. “She’s probably up there drinking a martini or something.”
Grandma Seastrunk has some wheels.
Timed Seastrunk as moving from the 30-yard line to the 30-yard line in 4.18 seconds there. Running start, obviously, but still fast.
— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) August 29, 2014
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(Seastrunk GIF via Mr. Irrelevant)