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“Miami Miracle” up for ESPYS Play of the Year

Abbey Radeka



Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

(Please welcome new edition to the F.F.I. crew, Abbey Radeka, who has an update on one of the wildest plays, not only in Dolphins, but NFL history.)

The legendary touchdown play known as the “Miami Miracle” is still being talked about as one of the best finishes to a game that Miami Dolphins fans have ever seen (and likely will ever see). As you are probably aware, in December Miami pulled off nothing short of a miraculous touchdown in the final :07 seconds to defeat New England 34 – 33.

Now, it’s up for “Best Play” for ESPN’s 2019 ESPY Awards. The Dolphins tweeted this today, encouraging fans to vote.

The 69 yard touchdown by RB Kenyan Drake, is just 1 of 16 highlights that are in the running for Best Play. Here is the complete list from

– Miami Miracle: Miami Dolphins Stun the New England Patriots

– Kawhi Leonard Drains Game-Winner at Buzzer in Game 7

– Derrick Henry’s NFL-record 99-yard run vs. Jaguars

– Wayne Rooney Just Single-Handedly Won A Match For D.C. United

– UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi scores a perfect 10

– Andrew Benintendi calls game

– Damian Lillard Sends OKC Home On Buzzer Beater

– Manchester QB Brendon Clar throws this ball to Kevin Henderson for the 48 yard TD catch

– Texas Tech WR makes one-handed grab that mirrors OBJs best catch

– Kinsley Washington singled home Jacqui Prober to win the Bruins’ 12th softball title

– Julie Ertz gives the USWNT the lead early in the second half

– Texas A&M’s Infinite Tucker goes ALL OUT for the gold

– Arike Ogunbowale Behind the Back Pass

– Kihei Clark, Mamadi Diakite Save Virginia at the buzzer

– Wilmington Charter’s Taylor Gillis with CATCH OF THE YEAR!

– “Hail Mary” pass helps Texas high school football team win state title

The winning play will be determined through bracket-style, online voting from the fans. Right now, plays are being voted on to make it into the “Elite Eight.” Fans can also vote for other categories such as Best Male/Female athlete, Best Breakthrough Athlete, Best Performance, and many more.

Voting is open now at Winners will be announced during the show on July 10th, airing on ABC at 8pm (EST).

Whether it officially becomes “Play of the Year” or not, the Miracle in Miami can claim that it is the first walk-off game-winning touchdown to involve multiple lateral passes in NFL history.

Abbey is a native Floridan who grew up a fan of all Tampa Bay sports teams. She’s recently graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Media Communication Studies. In her time at FSU, she was an In-Game Host for the Basketball and Baseball teams, and reported for Seminole Sports Magazine, producing feature stories that appeared on Fox Sports Sun. She’s excited to share her perspective on all of Florida’s Football teams, especially the Seminoles.

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