The biggest shocker of the night was probably Luke McCown ousting Drew Brees as the Home Run Derby champ. But the highlight was probably this amazing homerun-saving catch by Saints cornerback Dion Turner.
First of all, this is a charity softball game, Dion. Please don't hurt yourself. But that was a sweet catch!
Did you see him run down that ball and those fluid hips? And the way he went up and met that ball in the air? That could have just as easily been a fade pass to the back corner of the end zone.
Yeah, I'm just messing around. It's a little silly to think this might actually translate to the football field. But who knows, maybe this kid will 'turner' a few heads during training camp. There is certainly a spot available for the taking at cornerback, just waiting for the right young guy to step up and claim.
Just in case you were wondering, Turner is listed at 5-11, 194 pounds. He was a four-year letterman at Southern Utah, playing in 36 games and switching to cornerback from safety in his junior year. He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent last May, but waived during training camp. After a short pit stop on the Dolphins practice squad, he was signed by the Saints to a reserve/future contract in January.