Corey Clement is having one heck of a Super Bowl.
The undrafted rookie and former Wisconsin standout is playing a big part in Super Bowl 52 for the Philadelphia Eagles. When he hauled in a 22-yard scoring strike from Nick Foles with 7 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third quarter, Clement had 101 yards combined rushing and receiving.
His touchdown, however, was on the receiving end of some controversy. It isn’t exactly Clement’s fault, though. It’s the NFL’s clarity of what is and what is not a catch.
Take a look at what was called a touchdown:
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The catch stood after review, despite the ball appearing to move the end of Clement’s catch, which would then not give him enough time to get two feet inbounds while controlling the ball.
The officials, however, didn’t seem to think the same. The catch rule in the NFL has sprung a lot of controversy recently and this play in particular will be one talked about for a long time — especially if the Eagles go on to win.
Clement’s touchdown was also the second by a former Badger, as New England’s James White scored a 26-yard touchdown in the second quarter.