This trick play gives new meaning to the term "offensive line."
"Offensive" not because it's performed by a football team's offense (though it is), but because its name, "hide the midget," lacks a certain sensitivity. Still, the play was executed to perfection by Arkansas State during Sunday's GoDaddy Bowl contest against Ball State.
How does it work? The intended ball-carrier crouches down behind the offensive line, while the defense is distracted with a fake handoff. After the defense has been suitably dispersed, the real ball-carrier -- in this case, a receiver named R.J. Fleming -- rises up and sprints downfield. In this case, for a gain of 27 yards.
CollegeSpun notes that ESPN later redubbed the play as the less offensive "hide the little person."
Arkansas State ended up beating Ball State 23-20.