This Could Be the Most Athletic Fumble Recovery You See All Year

Greg Toler of the Arizona Cardinals likely earned himself a spot in the inevitable end-of-the-year NFL highlight reel yesterday.

During the second half of the Cardinals loss to the Falcons (a very sloppy game), Toler laid out as his teammate knocked the ball out of the opposing player’s hands. Seeing that the ball was about to go out of bounds — and that the chance of a possession change was inches away — Toler dove in an attempt to throw the ball back in bounds. It worked, and his teammate recovered.

See footage below (due to copyright laws, this is the best that’s out there — you can see a high quality version at 1:30 here):

There were some great images captured of the play:

Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho (94) knocks the ball out of the hands of Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Atlanta. Arizona Cardinals strong safety Rashad Johnson made the recovery. Credit: AP
Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Sam Acho (94) knocks the ball out of the hands of Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Atlanta. Arizona Cardinals strong safety Rashad Johnson made the recovery. Credit: AP
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Greg Toler (28) tosses the ball back inbounds after Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling (44) fumbled during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Atlanta. Arizona Cardinals strong safety Rashad Johnson recovered the ball. Credit: AP

(H/T: Business Insider)

​This story has been updated.

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