Jerome Simpson’s Flip Over Defender Into End Zone A Must See [Video]

Rucuss staffDecember 26, 2011

Touchdown celebrations are so cliché.

Football players are known for dancing and performing routines after scoring touchdowns. We’ve seen it done a millions times, a million different ways. But what some of us witnessed on Christmas Eve should go down in history as one of the best endings to a touchdown.

During the Cincinnati-Arizona football game, Jerome Simpson did the unthinkable. The Bengal wide receiver caught a pass from quarterback Andy Dalton and made a dash down the left side of the field. The only thing stopping him from the end zone was Arizona linebacker Daryl Washington waiting at the one-yard line.

Simpson didn’t try to pump fake the defender, nor did he try to power his way in for the score. He simply planted his feet as close as he could and did a flip into the end zone.

“It was one of those things that just came (on) instinct. I just wanted to make a play for my team and get in the end zone,” Simpson told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It seemed like he was going to hit me and I didn’t want to get hit, and I used my athletic ability and my jumping ability.”

There’s not many players that can somersault over a big linebacker and land on their feet, but Simpson did. In the end, he completed a 19-yard touchdown during Cincinnati’s 23-16 victory on Dec.24. Check out live video of the touchdown from the game below.

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