Candidates for the 2016 Mortell Holder of the Year were announced on Friday. Nebraska wide receiver and placeholder Zack Darlington wasn’t on the list.
But, in case you were wondering, Darlington has an impressive skill set when it comes to place holding. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound sophomore showcased it on Oct. 4 via his Twitter account, catching and holding a football with just one hand during practice.
— Zeus (@DarlingtonZack) October 4, 2016
Nebraska made sure Peter Mortell, a former Minnesota placeholder who established the award in 2015, is aware of Darlington’s talent on Friday. The program tweeted at Mortell, “just gonna leave this here …”
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 4, 2016
That was noticed by ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler, who appears anxious to see if Darlington will employ the trick when the Cornhuskers face Ohio State this Saturday.
We look forward to showcasing a revolutionary development in holding technique! Watch closely. NEBvOSU. https://t.co/bKe2SzKfYt
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) November 4, 2016