Arizona Wildcats redshirt senior Jake Glatting earned the Mortell Award in Week 4, honoring the nation’s best holder of the week, it was announced Wednesday.
Glatting was 5-for-5 on holds and, of course, had an eight-yard first-down run on a fake field goal in the second quarter of Arizona’s win at Oregon State.
oooooo sneaky.— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 22, 2018
Jake Glatting and @ArizonaFBall pull off the trick play to keep the drive going for the Wildcats.
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“If you watch the film from either end zone, there’s a huge gap,” Glatting said. “A few years ago with that quarterback instinct still at its peak in high school, I might have seen that hole a little sooner. But I’m not quite as fast as I used to be and don’t have that intuition like I used to. I got enough for the first down. That was really my goal.”
Arizona holder Jake Glatting takes us through his successful fake field goal run pic.twitter.com/hNZa1fRe5E— Ryan Kelapire (@RKelapire) September 25, 2018
The Mortell Award is semi tongue-in-cheek. It was created in 2015 by Peter Mortell, a former punter and holder at Minnesota.
The annual winner of the Mortell Award gets a foundation set up to raise money for a charity of the winner’s choosing. Garrett Moores (Michigan) and Connor McGinnis (Oklahoma) are the other two winners along with Mortell himself.