Moline, IL — The Quad City Steamwheelers' receiver Jordan Vesey stunned the sports world on Saturday, May 11, with a jaw-dropping touchdown catch that secured the No. 1 spot on ESPN's SportsCenter Top 10. Vesey's remarkable grab, which saw both him and a defender catapult over the boards and onto the concrete, was part of an intense Indoor Football League (IFL) game.

Quad City Steamwheelers’ Jordan Vesey Tops SportsCenter’s Top 10 with Spectacular Touchdown Catch


With just 20 seconds remaining in the half and the Steamwheelers trailing by a touchdown, quarterback Mike Irwin delivered a precise 14-yard pass to Vesey. The acrobatic catch not only tied the game but also earned widespread acclaim, including a nod from ESPN's Scott Van Pelt in his "Best Thing I Saw Today" segment.

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Despite fierce competition from the NBA and NHL playoffs, Vesey’s highlight moment elevated the IFL to the forefront of the sports world. The Quad City Steamwheelers capitalized on this momentum, ultimately securing a thrilling 56-49 victory.

Here is a close-up video of the catch, luckily caught on a phone camera.

This season, the IFL has made SportsCenter’s Top 10 four times, a testament to the league's exhilarating play. Vesey joins the ranks of fellow IFL stars Thomas Owens, Harry Ballard, and Jordan Kress, all of whom have earned spots on the prestigious list, with three of them reaching the top position.

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Quad City Steamwheelers (Facebook) Veterans Walk Out With Players On Military Night

The Wheelers Next Home Game Is This Week

The Quad City Steamwheelers look to continue their exciting run with their next home game this Friday, May 17th at 7 pm. The Steamwheelers will face off against the Iowa Barnstormers while honoring Military Night, which means veterans get in for free.

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Quad City Steamwheelers (Facebook)

Fans are eagerly anticipating another action-packed matchup and potentially more highlight-reel moments. For those looking to witness the high-octane action of IFL football and support the Steamwheelers, tickets for Military Night are available now.


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