VIDEO: No helmet, No problem for Florida running back

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It took a week for this video to hit the internet, but safe to say it will probably be the first ‘did you see’ that play to go viral for the 2017 high school football season.

Check-out Citrus High School (Inverness, Florida) running back Rudolph Holton III scoring a touchdown after having his helmet ripped-off against Leesburg in the Hurricanes’ 27-26 kickoff classic on August 18.  HOWEVER, somethings aren’t what they seem.

Holton told USA TODAY Sports on Saturday that he kept going because there was no whistle so he kept running. The play should have been ruled dead when he lost his helmet.

“They didn’t make the decision to call it back until I hit the end zone,” Holton said.

So NO touchdown, but still fun to watch!


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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.