USC football transfer RB makes acrobatic TD catch in stunning fashion at practice

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New USC football running back Austin Jones was a very good pickup from Stanford in the transfer portal, and he's already showing why at practice. On Tuesday, Jones made as beautiful of a touchdown catch as they come:

This catch is so amazing that there's multiple different parts of it that can be one's favorite part about it. Maybe it's the fact that he made it with one hand, maybe it's the fact that he was able to concentrate enough to haul it in on the bobble, or maybe it's the extension that he made to even have the chance to corral it.

Heck, maybe it was the epic somersault at the end that finished with a perfect landing. All SC fans can agree, however, that they're excited to sign up for these types of players with Jones in the fold. This is not the first we've heard of Jones excelling in the passing game.

Austin Jones was brought over to the USC football program as a big-time threat in the passing game.

Austin Jones will thrive in this new Lincoln Riley-led offense with USC football. He is a great threat as a pass-catcher, and we know that Riley likes to throw the ball to his backs. Every year in Jones' career, he's become better as a pass-catcher.

He went from having 14 grabs for 108 yards in 2019, to 21 catches for 156 yards in a six-game 2020 shortened season, to 32 catches for 267 yards in 2021 despite having the worst group of teammates around him in his career. Now that he's in a better system where he'll have a top three QB in the country throwing him the ball, he's in a prime situation to build on what he's been working towards. I mean, look how good he already looks right now in practice...

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Jones truly does have a knack for finding the end zone. He even led the Pac-12 in touchdowns in 2020 (9 in the six-game shortened season). He won't start, but he'll get his chances to make a difference. He's too talented to keep on the bench, and he's already obviously making great strides this offseason.