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Dolphins Grab Two Spots Among Top One-Handed Catches

Posted Feb 19, 2016

Selected among the NFL’s top all-time one-handed catches were Brent Grimes’ interception against the Detroit Lions in 2014 season and Jarvis Landry’s 26-yard reception against the Indianapolis Colts in 2015.

NFL Network has unveiled its list of the top 10 one-handed catches of all time, and two of them were produced by Dolphins players in the last two years.

Selected to be part of that elite group were Brent Grimes’ interception against the Detroit Lions in Week 10 of the 2014 season and Jarvis Landry’s 26-yard reception against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16 of 2015.

Grimes’ interception earned the fifth overall spot, the highest ranking for a defensive play. Landry’s catch came in at number 7.

Grimes’ interception at Ford Field came in the end zone while he was covering Calvin “Megatron” Johnson one-on-one down the sideline. Grimes used his tremendous leaping ability to snag the ball in mid-air with his right hand and managed to hang on when he fell, butt first, into the end zone.

The only other interception on the top 10 list was produced by Green Bay’s Micah Hyde in a 2015 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Landry’s catch against Indianapolis came in the fourth quarter and gave the Dolphins a first-and-goal at the 9-yard line. After running down the left side of the field, Landry looked inside for the ball before having to adjust for a pass to his outside.

Landry made a quick jump and snagged the ball with his right hand and cradled it in as he was falling to the ground.

Three of the other players responsible for the top 10 catches played for the Dolphins at one point (although not at the time of their celebrated reception): Brandon Gibson for a 2012 catch with St. Louis; Cris Carter for a 2003 catch with Minnesota; and Marty Booker for a 2008 catch with Chicago.

The catches by Booker, Carter and Gibson came in second, third and fourth, respectively.

The top one-handed catch ever, according to NFL Network, was a 43-yard touchdown by Landry’s former LSU teammate and close friend Odell Beckham Jr. for the New York Giants in a 2014 Sunday night game against the Dallas Cowboys.

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