Celebratory props are becoming more and more popular with each passing college football season.
First, Miami introduced the glamorous turnover chain for players to wear after forcing a turnover. Many similar props followed. Now, in 2019, we have a new prop going viral on social media. And the team utilizing it isn’t a team you’d expect.
Against the UAB Blazers, the Akron Zips introduced the turnover pencil. Yes, the turnover pencil. You read that correctly.
But the turnover pencil isn’t just your standard 7.5 inch writing utensil. The prop is several feet in length.
Just when you thought you've seen it all …
Now you've seen the turnover … pencil? ✏️ pic.twitter.com/x5mejIL7ID
— ESPN (@espn) September 7, 2019
After intercepting the ball, the Akron player goes directly to the sideline and grabs the large pencil. He then stands up on the bench and holds the pencil over his head in celebration. The player then shows the camera the pencil which appears to have writing on it, but it’s hard to make out what it says.
We must inform you Akron has a turnover pencil. pic.twitter.com/8B29gJRpCr
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 7, 2019
What could the turnover prop stand for? Could there by symbolic meaning in regards to the eraser? Or maybe “rewriting history”?
Either way, there’s a mixed reaction from college football fans across the country. Some love the simplistic and fun prop. Others are questioning the use of it in the first place.
What are you thoughts? Is the turnover pencil the best celebratory prop in college football?