Booker Mays Fainting Goat

Arkansas State has gone viral after one of the Red Wolves players decided to play dead on a fake punt play, doing a trust fall into the ground.

Ever since the video was put on the Internet, many were wondering what was the meaning behind this and who the heck the guy was? Well, both of those questions are now answered.

According to NFL.com's Chase Goodbread, Red Wolves head coach Blake Anderson said what receiver Booker Mays did was exactly as intended.

The play is known as the "Fainting Goat," according to Anderson. According to Bleacher Report, the play is inspired by a prank that the North Carolina football team pulled on quarterback Bryn Renner during a practice last year.


"Because of the formation we were in for that fake punt, Booker was covered up and couldn't go downfield, or it would be a penalty. So we said, 'What do we want to do with him? Do we want to bubble him or peel him out?' Someone said let's just let him be a fainting goat," Anderson said. "I loved it, so we just put that in. His job on that play was basically to not get a penalty by going downfield, because the fake was on the backside of the play. These kids have had five head coaches in five years, so we try to let them have fun."

As for Booker Mays, he has now become a legend ... literally.

This dude is so unknown until that play that his height is listed wrong on his own university's website:

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It's the same way on ESPN, too:

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Let's hope the "Fainting Goat" starts catching on through more football games.


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