Santonio Holmes and the 10 Most Impressive Catches in Sport
While watching sport, there's not many better feelings than seeing someone make an absolutely amazing catch.
Whether it's baseball, football or cricket, seeing someone hold on to a ball that they've got no right to be catching in the first place is a thrilling experience.
Here are my personal ten favourites captured on Youtube.
Have any of your favourites missed out? Comment below.
10. Shane Farmer
We start off our rundown with Shane Farmer holding on to this catch despite face planting into the wall. Farmer not only fractured his cheekbone making the catch, but went on to hit a home run later in the game.
You've got to give Farmer top marks for effort. Many a lesser man would've flinched and saved themselves from a concussion, but Shane shows all of us how to take one for the team.
9. AB De Villiers
AB de Villiers has taken a number of amazing catches, but this stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Taken low to his left, it was seen late as the batsman's body obscured the ball.
8. Tillman Pugh
Arizona State's Tillman Pugh took an amazing catch after leaping a good five feet in the air, plucking what should have been a certain home run out of the air.
Pugh has taken a number of highlight reel catches during his career but this high flying effort is his best.
7. Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood has been a solid batsman throughout his England career, who could also bowl. However, it was Collingwood's work in the field that got him noticed.
Throughout his career, England fans got used to seeing spectacular catches. Collingwood reserved the best of the lot for Australia's powerful opener, Matthew Hayden. We'll hear more from Hayden in a bit.
6. Santonio Holmes
The most important catch on the list comes from Superbowl XLIII.
Santonio Holmes' Superbowl winning catch against the Arizona Cardinals has caused controversy ever since it happened. Pictures have since confirmed that Holmes did indeed have his feet grounded before he went out of the end zone.
Under huge pressure from Aaron Francisco, Holmes plucked Ben Roethlisberger's throw out of the air and managed to ground his feet milliseconds before he went tumbling out of bounds.
5. Mark Waugh
Former Australia captain Mark Waugh leads by example with this catch.
With the ball hit with some power, Waugh plucks the ball out of mid air while leaping backwards.
One of the greatest catches in cricketing history.
4. Masato Akamatsu
Next catch on the list is by everyone's favourite Japanese Spiderman, Masato Akamatsu.
Yokohoma's Shuichi Murata seemed certain of a homer until the Hiroshima centerfielder scaled the wall in two steps, taking an awesome catch.
3. Aaron Dobson
Catching the ball one handed with his arm awkwardly twisted, Aaron Dobson makes his way onto the list with this impressive grab against ECU.
With just 39 seconds remaining of the first half, Dobson managed to reach backwards as he fell forwards. If that's not impressive enough, he had the strength to palm the ball down to his side and hold on for the touchdown.
Truly a spectacular catch.
2. Mathew Sinclair
The top cricket catch on the list goes to New Zealand's Mathew Sinclair. His one handed, diving catch was taken just before it hit the ground at full speed was nothing short of sensational.
Matthew Hayden was once again the man dismissed, at least he's been dispatched by some of the greatest catches ever seen.
1. Edwin Baptiste
The number one position is taken by Edwin Baptiste with this amazing effort against Winston-Salem State.
There have been some great catches on this list, but Baptiste's leaping, one handed effort is unbelievable. Topped off with a backwards roll, it wins my most impressive catch award by a huge margin.