Jalen Watts-Jackson ingrained himself in Michigan State football history by delivering perhaps the wildest ending in college football history.
It was October 17, 2015, and all Michigan needed to do to win was execute a punt. The Wolverines were ahead, 23-21, with 9 seconds to play.
Cue the mayhem. The punter botched the snap, and the ball popped right into the hands of Watts-Jackson, who scampered 37 yards into the end zone, giving the Spartans the improbable victory.
Less than three years later, Watts-Jackson is saying goodbye to the program he gave so much to with one special teams play. After four years at Michigan State, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday his plans to play elsewhere next season as a graduate transfer.
Will Forever be a Spartan ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/XZOXUpqyFX
— uncle watts (@jaywatts3) March 28, 2018
Watts-Jackson served as role player during his time at Michigan State. He saw a few snaps at defensive back but mostly played on special teams. He finished his Spartans playing tenure with 8 tackle in 16 career games.
Nevertheless, the Spartans faithful expressed their appreciation and admiration on Twitter for Watts-Jackson, even if most of it was rooted in one play in 2015: