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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #41-Jaquan Johnson One-handed Interception vs Virginia Tech 2017

The leader of the Miami defense in 2017, Jaquan Johnson snatched a one-handed pick against Virginia Tech.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 04 Virginia Tech at Miami Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When you think of playmakers that Miami’s had on defense in the last 15-years, one of those players named has to be safety Jaquan Johnson. In 2017 and 2018, Johnson was the leader for the Hurricanes defense, and made plays and created moments time and time again.

This is actually Jaquan’s second appearance in the top-100 countdown, with his pick-six against Virginia at #85.

Now for his second play, we go back two weeks prior to that UVA game, when #10 Miami hosted #13 Virginia Tech, in a primetime showdown at Hard Rock Stadium to decide the ACC Coastal.

With less than a minute in the third-quarter, the Hokies were at the Canes 34-yard line with Miami leading 21-10 and Tech was facing a 4th-and-3.

Johnson stepped up again, snagging an incredible one-handed interception off Hokie quarterback Josh Jackson. Behind Johnson and the dominating Miami defense, the Hurricanes won the game 28-10.