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Seahawks’ Paul Richardson turns in a highlight reel of one-handed grabs

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, left, celebrates after he caught a pass for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football NFC wild card playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Seattle.
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, left, celebrates after he caught a pass for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football NFC wild card playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Seattle. AP

Odell who?

On Saturday, Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson became an overnight sensation. The third-year wide receiver had NFL fans buzzing over his two-yard circus catch that gave Seattle a 7-0 lead in an NFC wild-card game against the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks went on to win 26-6.

Former vice president of officiating Mike Pereira, however, tweeted that it should have likely been negated.

Richardson finished with three catches, two one-handers, for 48 yards.

The game will surely leave a better memory than Richardson’s last playoff appearance as a rookie, when he injured his knee and then missed all but one game of the 2015 season. In 31 career regular-season games, he only had two touchdown catches.

He finished this regular season with 21 catches for 288 yards, both fifth-best marks on the team, and a TD.

Richardson was drafted in the second round, 45th overall by the Seahawks in 2014.

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