Indiana tight end goes full David Tyree with helmet catch

Indiana wide receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. is congratulated by tight end Ryan Watercutter after his touchdown catch against Illinois. (AP Photo)

Helmet catches have earned a special place in football fans’ hearts since David Tyree’s Super Bowl catch for the Giants in 2007. It’s not the most efficient way of catching the football, but when it works out, the catch is almost always a spectacular one.

So there is no way we can pass up highlighting this Tyree-esque effort from Indiana tight end Ryan Watercutter against Rutgers on Saturday.


Watercutter is covered by defenders on all sides as he makes that catch and a tipped ball there becomes a likely interception.

The catch was salt in the wound for Rutgers too. The Hoosiers were already leading 14-0 in the first half when Watercutter made the grab.

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Blake Schuster is a writer for Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!