Video: Who was more excited for this kick return - Jalen Rima or his fans?

Athlete of the Year finalist displayed electrifying speed in football, track

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It’s easily one of the most electrifying plays in sports. And if you need evidence, consult the photo attached to this post.

In the video above, Jalen Rima calls returning a kick for a touchdown “the best feeling in the world,” and based on the fans’ reaction in that photo, they wouldn’t argue.

The Athlete of the Year finalist used his outstanding speed on the football field and the track, winning four state titles and leading Cedar Rapids Prairie to the team championship. Rima, who also played basketball and previously baseball for the Hawks, will take his talents to the University of Northern Iowa for football.

Check out this year’s Athlete of the Year finalists and look for the winner to be revealed Sunday.

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