Fredette gets ‘Jimmered’ by BYU quarterback Jake Heaps

3 Mar

Jimmer Fredette is well on his way to being one of the most accomplished basketball players in BYU history – a potential league champion, conference player of the year, All-American and the frontrunner for national player of the year.

His name has even been turned into a verb, like, “San Diego State has been Jimmered twice this year.”

He makes BYU girls swoon and media drool with tales of dribbling basketballs down dark church hallways and sinking jump shots from just a few steps inside the mid-court stripe.

To borrow a phrase from Tim Tebow lore: Superman wears Jimmer Fredette pajamas.

But the one thing Fredette can’t do, and really can’t get over, is make a basket with a football from the right side of the hoop (if you’re looking at it) from about 10 rows up in the Marriott Center.

Of course your immediate response is, “So what? Why is that a big deal?”

It’s a big deal because BYU freshman starting quarterback Jake Heaps, the little to Fredette’s Big Man on Campus, can do it and that’s just not acceptable to Fredette.

While shooting a basketball promotion for BYUtv back in January, Heaps was asked to try and throw a football into the basketball hoop from the stands. With Fredette looking on, Heaps swished the football, on camera, for the world to see. It even made the local news and aired after the highlights of BYU’s romp over Utah. The newscaster declared it, “The shot of the night.”

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