Miami's Phillip Dorsett Nominated for Geico Play of the Year

Miami's Phillip Dorsett Nominated for Geico Play of the Year

Oct. 17, 2011


CHICAGO – Miami’s freshman receiver Phillip Dorsett’s impressive trick-play touchdown throw against Virginia Tech on Oct. 8 is nominated for the GEICO Play of the Year, Intersport announced today. Each week, fans vote for the GEICO Play of the Year and the winner will be announced on GEICO Best of College Football 2011 on CBS Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. ET.

In addition to recognizing the season’s top plays, the one-hour CBS special relives the season’s greatest moments, players and traditions. The show also marks the culmination of the GEICO Mobile Marketing Tour, an interactive fan experience that visits 30 marquee games throughout the football season.

Each week for nine weeks, four incredible college football plays will be nominated as the Play of the Year on the GEICO Best of College Football Facebook page ( A panel of college football experts will evaluate the nine fan favorites and name the 2011 GEICO Play of the Year.

Down ten points in the fourth quarter, Miami went into their bag of tricks to pull closer to Virginia Tech. Quarterback Jacory Harris threw a backward-pass to Dorsett, who was lined-up on the far left sideline. Dorsett then proceeded to roll and threw a 16-yard floater on the run to running back Lamar Miller who dove to make a spectacular catch. To watch the play, go to:

Dorsett’s trick-play touchdown is competing against three other plays from week six, including a one-handed catch from South Dakota’s Will Powell, a flip into the end zone from Sam Houston State’s Tim Flanders and a game-winning two-point conversion from Maine’s Chris Treister.

To watch or support Powell or any of the other highlight plays, visit Fans can vote as often as they would like and share their vote with their Facebook friends. Week six voting opened today and ends Sunday, Oct.23, at 9:59 a.m. ET.

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