Brett Williams Video: Watch NC State CF's Epic Diving Flip Catch

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 28, 2013

College baseball typically isn't as high on the marquee in the sports world, but North Carolina State center fielder Brett Williams made a play worthy of a top-10 slot on any best-plays list.

Williams made a sensational catch on Wednesday in the Wolfpack's 9-2 victory over the New Mexico State Aggies. He laid out with full extension for a fly ball and essentially did a cartwheel in midair as he snagged it backhanded.

NC State baseball's Twitter page pointed out that Williams made the No. 2 play on SportsCenter.

What was most impressive was the body control on display from the redshirt senior, who boldly put his health on the line this early in the year. It was a big risk, considering Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury on opening day in 2012.

However, it paid off—and made for one heck of a highlight that is likely to stick around on reels for the foreseeable future.

Clearly there haven't been any limitations for Williams. He not only made that outstanding play in the field, but he also got two hits in three tries, driving the Wolfpack to victory with three RBI.

The Wolfpack are ranked No. 10 in the nation, and a lot of it has been thanks to the play of Williams, who is enjoying a resurgent year after having his final collegiate baseball campaign cut short the first time around.

Williams has reached base safely in 15 of his past 18 at-bats (h/t GoPack.com), but the level of difficulty of the catch he made in the outfield is likely to be the shining moment of his college career.


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