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This Idaho State receiver’s catch is pretty flippin’ cool

The trick shot trend is catching on with Idaho football players

Idaho State receiver/running back Michael Dean completed a one-handed catch while doing a backflip on his first attempt July 10 at the Bengals' practice field in Pocatello. Teammate Mitch Gueller, a fellow receiver, threw Dean the football.
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Idaho State receiver/running back Michael Dean completed a one-handed catch while doing a backflip on his first attempt July 10 at the Bengals' practice field in Pocatello. Teammate Mitch Gueller, a fellow receiver, threw Dean the football.

It only took one try for Idaho State football player Michael Dean to stick the perfect landing.

The sophomore receiver/running back pulled in a one-handed catch while doing a backflip on his first attempt while messing around with teammate Mitch Gueller at the Bengals’ practice field Monday in Pocatello.

“We just were kind of stunned that we did it the first try,” said Dean, who posted the video on Twitter.

Idaho State head coach Rob Phenicie wasn’t quite as impressed.

“He ended up seeing it on Twitter and he liked it, but he didn’t like that I was catching it one-handed,” Dean said.

In 2016, Dean ranked second among all Bengals with 325 rushing yards and five touchdowns. He added 150 receiving yards and two more TDs.

Ex-Idaho Vandals punter Austin Rehkow and his brother, Ryan, a future BYU Cougars kicker, tweeted a video of their football trick shot from the dock at Hauser Lake in northern Idaho.

Dean wasn’t the first football player with Idaho ties to post a trick shot video this summer.

Last week, former Idaho punter Austin Rehkow — now a rookie with the Buffalo Bills — tweeted a video showing his brother, Ryan, punting a football from the dock at Hauser Lake in northern Idaho to Rehkow, catching it while on a jet ski.

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