If you’ve never heard of Michigan’s Jourdan Lewis, here’s an informal introduction to quite possibly the best defensive back in college football. He missed the beginning of the season due to an injury and came back last week against Penn State, but didn’t make any of the huge plays that he’s capable of making.
However, during Michigan’s 14-7 win over Wisconsin, Lewis made the type of play that Wolverines fans (and, really, Badgers fans) will talk about witnessing for years to come. Lewis was covering a Wisconsin receiver in the fourth quarter of the Wolverines’ game against the Badgers, Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook tried to test him, and Lewis made him pay with this impossible one-handed interception.
Sometimes people can be a bit hyperbolic on the internet, but we can say with some certainty that we’ve never seen an interception quite like this before. This looked like a defensive back’s version Odell Beckham Jr.’s famous catch against Dallas in 2014, with the main differences being it seemed like Lewis floated in midair and also he’s not a wide receiver so making plays like this shouldn’t be in his repertoire.
Get used to watching Lewis, as he’s headed to the NFL after this season. Don’t get used to watching Lewis do stuff like this, because this play seems like it should be impossible.