The Hail Mary is a play that gets called when a team has nothing to lose and might as well pray for a miracle.
“Let’s see if this kid can throw the football,” I said sarcastically as I sat on my parents’ couch. The football flew down the field. “Let’s see if somebody actually catches this,” I added, as the ball bounced back up into the air, tipped off of a player’s fingers. Jordan Westerkamp leapt up and snatched the ball out of the air, landing in the end zone. The state of Nebraska went crazy, screaming and hugging everyone within a five foot radius.
It was a miracle.