Ross Kelly, CBS Local Sports

Apparently football has its own version of “throwing back the home run ball.”

During Auburn’s game vs. San Jose State, the Auburn fans executed some flawless teamwork the likes of which they haven’t seen from the players themselves. After scoring a touchdown in the first quarter, San Jose State then converted their extra point. Auburn is one of those schools where there is no net to keep the ball on the field after the kick so the extra point ball ended up in the Auburn crowd. What happened next is only something that a group of people who have bonded together while watching an under-peforming team could pull off:

Four different sets of hands get a hold of the ball before the final fan gives it one of those overhead tosses you see in strongman contests. The crowd then erupts in applause in one of the few highlights they’ve seen this season.

By the way, the first fan who touched it had some good air on his throw. The Auburn athletic staff should check in to see if he has any eligibility left.

Ross Kelly is an Associated Producer for CBS Local Sports. He is from Louisiana and is a fan of all sports, but not of any teams (except LSU). He can be reached at


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