Kent State sophomore linebacker Andre Parker showed great hands, speed and agility in scooping up a fumbled punt return during his team’s opener Thursday.
Just one problem: He did it all running the wrong direction.
After Kent State punted to visiting Towson and a member of the return team touched the pigskin, Parker quickly grabbed the live ball and took off with it.
Instead of taking it to the house for an easy touchdown, though, he sprinted back toward his own end zone, eluding and stiff-arming tacklers in the process.
He made it 58 yards before being brought down … which is also hilarious, since Towson would’ve earned a safety by letting Parker score on his own team.
In any event, Parker realized his gaffe after the fact, and his reaction was priceless. Fortunately for him, Kent State coasted to an easy 41-21 win.