We’re going to go through them anytime they put a list together — and once again — the fine folks at Stanford have put out another top 10 list.
This time around it’s the top 10 catches of the David Shaw era.
Everyone remembers their favorite catch — whether it happened in your days of playing the sport or whether it was one you watched. I even coined an expression on social media titled #BigTimeCatch because I’m a huge fan of the incredible work a receiver has to do to bring in a memorable catch.
So while we’ll count them down here just as Stanford has already done for us — I want you to drop your favorite catches below in the comments. Let’s discuss those memorable moments. They could even be featured here already — or they could be prior to David Shaw — all the same!
10. Austin Hooper vs No. 6 USC (September 19, 2015) AND Kaden Smith vs Oregon State (October 16, 2017)
(2011-present)— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) June 25, 2020
‣ @AustinHooper18 leaps between two defenders to set up TD in the 41-31 win (2015 at #6 USC)
‣ @TheKadenSmith leaping, 4th-down grab leads to GW TD (2017 at Oregon State)#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/SFrmzlTGep
9.Jamal-Rashad Patterson vs Wisconsin (2013 Rose Bowl)
#️⃣9️⃣ • 2013 Rose Bowl Game vs. Wisconsin— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) June 25, 2020
Jamal-Rashad Patterson’s full-extension grab caps off double-reverse pass for 34-yard catch on the opening drive, which led to a TD in the 20-14 victory!#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/suPQIDFM57
8. JJ Arcega-Whiteside vs UCLA (September 24, 2016)
7. Brycen Tremayne vs Arizona (October 26, 2019)
#️⃣7️⃣ • 2019 vs. Arizona@brycen_tremayne’s full-extension, one-handed TD in the back of the end zone — one of his three catches, all touchdowns, during the 2019 season!#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/RcVF1CG2yZ— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) June 25, 2020
6. Colby Parkinson vs No. 20 Oregon (September 22, 2018)
#️⃣6️⃣ • 2018 at #20 Oregon@CJ51 nabbed a 23-yard TD pass — tipping the ball to himself in the end zone — in OT to cap off an incredible comeback on the road at Autzen Stadium!#GoStanford pic.twitter.com/y6biDV1fIN— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) June 25, 2020
5. Coby Fleener vs UCLA (October 1, 2011)
4. Zach Ertz vs No. 1 Oregon (November 17, 2012)
3. Andrew Luck vs UCLA (October 1, 2011)
2. Kodi Whitfield vs No. 9 UCLA (October 19, 2013)
1. Francis Owusu vs UCLA (October 15, 2015)
Honorable Mention: Christian McCaffrey vs UCLA (October 15, 2015) / Connor Wedington vs Washington State (November 16, 2019) / Davis Mills vs Oregon State (September 28, 2019)