It may be early in the season, but Stanford cornerback Kyu Blu Kelly just made an excellent case for interception of the year.
During the first quarter of today’s matchup against Kansas State, quarterback Skylar Thompson took a shot to the back corner of the endzone. Despite a well-thrown ball, the junior DB made an incredible play — high-pointing the ball directly over the Wildcat receiver’s head.
Kelly was originally called out on the play, but video evidence later showed that he tapped a foot down before crashing out of bounds.
This was just the second interception of his collegiate career.
Here’s a clip of the incredible play:
THE DEFENDER MOSSED HIM 🤯
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 4, 2021
Despite this show-stopping pick, Stanford trail Kansas State 7-0 at the start of the second quarter.
The Cardinal have been unable to get anything going on the offensive end. Splitting QB time with Tanner McKee and Jack West, these two quarterback options have combined for a total of just 50 yards through the air.
If the Stanford offense continues to struggle like this, the team will need some more incredible plays on the defensive end to compensate.
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