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Derek Hall Safety: Stanford O-Lineman Makes Costly Mistake In Orange Bowl (VIDEO)


First Posted: 01/03/11 10:23 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

A Stanford offensive lineman made a bizarre mistake late in the first quarter against Virginia Tech in the 2011 Orange Bowl on Monday night.

On third-and-10 at Stanford's 5-yard-line, Cardinal quarterback Andrew Luck dropped back, but faced heavy pressure from the Hokie defense. With Virginia Tech's John Graves attempting to pull the quarterback down in the end zone, Luck threw a pass hoping to avoid the safety.

However, Virginia Tech defensive lineman Antoine Hopkins deflected it and the ball flew back into the end zone near the field goal post. Stanford offensive lineman Derek Hall inexplicably caught the ball and quickly went to the ground, giving the Hokies a safety. Scroll down to watch the play.

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