Although there have been more athletic touchdown receptions, this is WITHOUT A DOUBT my favorite Temple touchdown reception of the last few years, maybe dating as far back as Rod Streater catching Chris Coyer’s toss in the New Mexico Bowl. (There is a lot to be said for Jalen Fitzpatrick’s touchdown catch from Coyer in the UConn game two years ago, too.)
Ryan Alderman’s catch was really an outstanding PLAY, even though the catch wasn’t particularly athletic and the best part of it was the look on SMU coach June Jones’ face afterward. Alderman had a more sensation touchdown catch and run at Idaho, but this play was a brilliant one.
Congratulations, Ryan, on the honor.
The kid never dropped the ball once in five years, either on the field or in the classroom.