How cool was Cal’s fake field goal for a touchdown against Northwestern?
Obviously, the play required substantial practice and precision in its execution. Right?
Placekicker Vincenzo D’Amato said the Bears had only once or twice practiced the fake field goal he turned into a 10-yard touchdown pass to holder Jackson Bouza.
And when they did practice it?
“We used a volleyball,” he said.
When the play came from the sideline Saturday to fake the field goal, D’Amato said he was totally surprised. “It happened so fast I kind of don’t remember what happened,” he said.
A soccer player growing up, D’Amato said he’d never played quarterback at any level of football. He took some teasing from his coaches about his passing form and a friend texted him, “Good job, Tom Brady.”
But D’Amato got the last laugh. He’s 1 for 1 with an off-the-charts passer efficiency rating of 445.0.