Joe Tessitore always takes pride in being a broadcaster for ESPN. That being said, he might be a little more proud than usual on this Saturday afternoon.
Tessitore’s son, John, made a huge play during the first half of action between Boston College and Clemson. What made it such a cool moment was that Joe had the chance to experience it from the broadcast booth.
John was originally lined up as the holder for a Boston College field goal attempt, but he then rushed up to the line of scrimmage to make it look as if he was going to take a direct snap. His fake drew Clemson offsides, which then gave Boston College a fresh set of downs.
Boston College didn’t waste any time taking advantage of that Clemson mistake, as Phil Jurkovec threw a touchdown pass to CJ Lewis on the very next step.
It was a bold decision by Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley, who has to be thrilled with the execution by his players.
This was so awesome. Listen to Joe Tessitore on the call while his son John – the BC holder – draws Clemson offsides on a fake field goal attempt, leading to a TD on the next play. You can hear how proud Tess is of his son. What it’s all about 🙌 pic.twitter.com/oexRgM7zzl
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 31, 2020
At halftime, Hafley was asked about John Tessitore drawing Clemson offsides toward the end of the second quarter. Hafley told Holly Rowe “I’m sure his dad will be proud.”
Tessitore said he still has 30 minutes to go as a broadcaster before he can return to his role of being a dad. Nonetheless, that’s a moment he’ll probably never forget.