Pic: This snap from a College Football game on Saturday might be the sporting photo of the year 7 years ago

Pic: This snap from a College Football game on Saturday might be the sporting photo of the year

A simply amazing photo from the clash between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday…

Not only did the Bulldogs and the Vols deliver one of the games of the year on Saturday (Georgia scored a touchdown in the dying seconds to force overtime and then kicked a field goal to win), but, thanks to USA Today Sports Photographer Jim Brown, it also delivered what surely must be one of the sporting pictures of the year.

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The perfect photo opportunity arose during the third quarter, when Volunteers receiver Marquez North had to make a spectacular leap in order to find his way into the endzone for a touchdown.

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Brown managed to catch him in the process of doing so and as well as brilliantly capturing the leap, the despairing attempts of the Georgia defenders and the ridiculous muscle definition in Marquez’s arms, such is the quality of the picture that it appears as if Marquez is consciously staring triumphantly into the camera before hitting the ground.

Either Brown was using a seriously high-quality lens or was close enough to the action that he may well have been demolished by Marquez or one of the chasing Bulldogs players immediately afterwards, but even if he was, it would have been well worth it for probably the best sporting picture we’ve seen all year.

Outstanding.

Hat-tip: USA Today Sports

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