Walk-on freshman fullback Jared Casey hadn't played an offensive snap for the Kansas Jayhawks until Saturday, when he was forced into action against Texas due to an injury. When KU found itself attempting a two-point conversion in overtime for the win, Casey was on the field, lined up as the lone receiver on the left side of the formation.
After Jalon Daniels was forced to scramble all the way back to the 18-yard line and it looked like the play was doomed, Casey was somehow left wide open at the goal line. Daniels found him, completed the pass and the Jayhawks won their first game in 101 tries as an underdog of at least 24 points (31.5).
Everyone has seen the play by now, though. What makes it even better is the reaction from Casey's parents, who were seated in the other end zone and got to be in the stadium to see their son secure one of the biggest wins for Kansas in recent memory.
They weren't even sure whether or not it was Jared who had caught the pass until the replay was shown on the video board. "That was Jared, wasn't it?!"
The dad saying, "That's our son," when Casey ran down to the other end of the field got me a little bit. That's so damn cool.
Congrats to the Casey family on a moment I'm sure none of them — or any Kansas fans — will never forget.