Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry put on quite a show Thursday in the Pro Bowl Skills Showdown in Kissimmee.
Landry won a pair of events — the drone drop and dodgeball — to help the AFC secure a 4-3 win.
In the drone drop, Landry caught a football that was dropped from 120 feet in the air to edge out the NFC’s Patrick Peterson, a former star at Deerfield Beach High school. The ball popped off Landry’s left shoulder before he ran about 5 yards to catch the ball with his fingertips.
The event’s grand finale, an old-fashion dodgeball game, came down to Landry for the AFC in a two-on-one battle against Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano and Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels for the NFC. Landry hit Daniels to set up a last-man standing match with Gano. Landry eyed down Gano, daring him to throw the ball. Gano did, and Landry — the NFL’s reception leader this season — caught the ball with ease to seal the AFC’s victory.
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Landry also finished second to the New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas in the “best hands” competition, an event he won last year.
This is Landry’s third consecutive year earning a Pro Bowl berth. He reset his franchise record for most receptions in a season by hauling in a league-leading 112 catches this season.
It very well might be his last as a member of the Dolphins. Landry is slated to become a free agent in March and it is looking unlikely that both sides are going to agree to terms to a long-term contract.
The Pro Bowl will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday in Orlando.