May 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Arrelious Benn (17) carries the ball after a catch during organized team activities at the NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Arrelious Benn: Insane Touchdown Catch For Philadelphia Eagles (GIF)

After being resigned by the Philadelphia Eagles this past May, former Fighting Illini wide receiver Arrelious Benn has been determined to make the Eagles’ 53-man roster for the 2014 season.

On Friday, Benn made a play that could be a positive when it comes to “cut time” this preseason.

Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation put it perfectly by saying, “this might be the weirdest/craziest touchdown I’ve ever seen.”

Just like Brandon, I cannot look away from the awesomeness which is this catch.


The insane touchdown grab happened with under a minute left in the first half of the Eagles/Patriots preseason game.

Eagles wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah lost the ball as he hit the ground while coming down with a pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez. Without hitting the ground, the ball few up into air the and Arrelious Benn was able to grab it for the TD.

The New England Patriots ended up winning the game, 42-35, but Illini Nation hopes that this catch could be a positive for Benn if the Eagles weigh the option of cutting him this preseason.

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