One of the top plays from Week 21 of the CFL season is getting some attention south of the border, as Toronto Argonauts’ receiver Juwan Brescacin has taken the top spot on ESPN’s popular You Got Mossed! segment.
Delivered by Hall of Fame NFL receiver Randy Moss, former coach Rex Ryan and host Samantha Ponder as part of the Sunday NFL Countdown show, the list ranks the five best catches from across all levels of football, and occasionally other sports, that fit the definition of “mossing” a defender — a term coined during Moss’ career for elevating over an opponent to make a spectacular catch.
Brescacin earned the number one ranking this week for his spectacular second-quarter touchdown catch in Toronto’s 38-33 loss on Saturday to the Montreal Alouettes. The Canadian receiver leapt over top of Als’ linebacker Tyrice Beverette to highpoint a rocket delivered by rookie Chad Kelly and managed to keep his toe in bounds to complete the catch along the left sideline.
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The outstanding play earned plenty of praise from Moss, who struggled through the pronunciation of the unfamiliar team and player names to get his point across. Brescacin seizing the top spot was especially noteworthy given that the player who came in second was Montigo Moss, Randy’s own son, who hauled in a ridiculous one-hander for the University of Maine.
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Brescacin finished the game with five catches for 48 yards and the score. The 29-year-old native of Mississauga, Ontario has caught 80 passes for 1,143 yards and eight touchdowns in 55 career CFL games but has struggled through a series of major injuries the last three seasons, playing in just 15 contests since 2019.
His first touchdown of the 2022 season came with a pre-planned celebration, as Brescacin was flagged for pulling out Halloween candy stashed within the goal post and distributing it to teammates.
There is no word yet from the CFL as to whether the celebration will be fined but Moss would likely suggest that any punishment be paid in “straight cash, homey.”