USD football named Sports Illustrated Play of the Year


HOLLYWOOD, Fla.—South Dakota football’s Hail Mary touchdown on the final play of a 23-20 win against rival-South Dakota State was named the winner of The Sports Illustrated Awards’ Smooth Play of the Year.

The announcement was made live Tuesday at Hard Rock Live located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Coyote quarterback Carson Camp and wide receiver Jeremiah Webb, who connected for the game-winning score, were in person to accept the award on the program’s behalf.

The awards were streamed live and hosted by DJ Khaled and Cari Champion. NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal presented the Play of the Year Award. Jordan Spieth, Gonzaga men’s basketball and Marshall men’s soccer were the other three nominees.