It’s helpful when your best receiver also plays on the defensive side of the ball. Just ask the UCT football team.
When the Rams were leading by four points, 24-20, with a minute to go in their home game against South Shore Voc-Tech on Saturday, September 28,UCT was thankful for senior Andrew Brightman playing on both sides of the ball.
Blessed with sure hands and a nose for the ball, Brightman jumped in front of a deep Vikings pass and returned the interception all the way to the end zone to hand the Rams a 31-20 win.
The Vikings had moved the ball from out around their own goal line and were facing a 4th-and-11 from their own 30 when Brightman picked off the desperate deep ball at the 45-yard line and stiff-armed would-be tacklers en route to the score with less than a minute to play.