WASHINGTON, D.C. – The YouTube video posted on Tuesday, September 28, by the Gallaudet University football coaching staff showing the amazing tip drill interception against Castleton State College last Saturday has gone viral. In one day the video has been viewed over 20,000 times.
The video highlight shows Gallaudet breaking up a pass by Castleton State College in the third quarter. Sophomore linebacker Tom Pangia (Hammonton, N.J.) got a hand on the ball initially to break-up the pass. The ball looks to be heading out of bounds but sophomore defensive back Tony Tatum (Gardendale, Ala.) leaps in the air, going out of bounds, and throws the ball back in bounds where fellow sophomore defensive back Shelby Bean (Arvada, Colo.) grabs the ball and returns it six yards to the Castleton 38-yard line.
The video clip was made to nominate it for the D3football.com Play of the Week. The clip earned honorable mention by the Division III football website. The clip was also posted on Gallaudet's athletic facebook and twitter pages.
The video was picked up by Sports Illustrated and was featured as the Video of the Day on Jimmy Traina's Hot Clicks daily feature. The video was then featured on Versus's Daily Line television show on Tuesday night.
On Wednesday night, the video was the lead story on Yahoo.com and the lead on Dr. Saturday's college football blog on Yahoo Sports.