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Former South Carolina WR/TE Jared Cook’s huge catch helps Green Bay beat Dallas in NFC divisional round

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Divisional Round - Green Bay Packers v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Jared Cook recorded 73 catches for 1,107 yards from 2006-2008 while at South Carolina. On Sunday night in Dallas, he made one of the great catches in NFL playoff history - and certainly one of the most memorable plays by a South Carolina alum.

Just take a look. How did he do that?

First of all, it was a terrific throw by Aaron Rodgers. Second of all, Cook somehow gets both feet in bounds while falling down - all while keeping his knees off the ground. On the very next play, Mason Crosby hit a 50-yard field goal to send the Packers to the NFC Championship, where they’ll face Atlanta (in Cook’s hometown; he graduated from North Gwinnett High School) at the Georgia Dome.

It’s going to be a fun week leading up to the game as Cook will face off against his former teammate at South Carolina, Falcons fullback Patrick DiMarco. But it’s likely the Packers wouldn’t have gotten there without this incredible catch, one that will live on the highlight reel for years to come.