VIDEO: Remembering When David Garrard Hit Mike Thomas for an Epic Game-Winning Hail Mary

Zach Brunner
Remembering David Garrard's epic game-winning Hail Mary.
Remembering David Garrard's epic game-winning Hail Mary. / YouTube/NFL
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have struggled in their franchise's history, to say the least. They continually are on the bottom looking up, and that is because they have been searching for a quarterback ever since David Garrard retired.

Taking a trip down memory lane, take a look at the incredible game-winning Hail Mary from Garrard during his final season in the NFL.

At midfield with three seconds left on the clock, it is a real debate of whether the team should try to make magic happen or just take a knee, since the game was tied. The Jaguars opted to let it fly and see what would happen, and magic certainly came after.

Garrard got to step into his throw cleanly, launching it all the way to the end zone. Unfortunately, he did not have a receiver their to catch it, and it was instead directed to a pack of Houston Texans players. It was Glover Quin who got to it, and intelligently went to swat it down instead of trying to make a catch.

However, instead of batting it into the turf, he hit it forward, into the arms of Mike Thomas for the 50-yard, game-winning touchdown. The throw would get Garrard to 342 yards on the day, which was the final 300-yard game of his career.


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