While we heard from head coach Chris Ash and had several of our own questions answered during Saturday’s Scarlet-White scrimmage, which concluded spring practice for Rutgers football, none included the best play of the entire day. For the last play of the game, 11 year-old Tommy Marcketta completed a pass to 19 year old Lamount Banks, which resulted in a 96 yard touchdown. It was the longest touchdown pass in Rutgers football history.
It’s becoming somewhat of a new spring tradition, as last year’s game ended with 4 year old Mordecai Carthy running for a 93 yard touchdown, the longest in program history.
This year’s play was a special moment for both, who are Rutgers fans, as Marcketta has autism and Banks is fighting Leukemia. Credit Ash, the program and the athletic department for providing such a special moment for them both.
Watch the play right here.
The highlight of the Scarlet-White Game: the longest touchdown pass in Rutgers football history!— Rutgers Scarlet Knights (@RUAthletics) April 13, 2019
11-year old Tommy Marcketta (@ChildrensSpecNJ) throws to 19-year old Lamount Banks (@newark_beth) for the 96-yard TD! #GoRU | @RWJBarnabas pic.twitter.com/5dKdnyUsbo