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What happened to No. 80: Football player disappears in viral video

Posted: 3:36 PM, Nov 22, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-23 14:47:44Z

The Southern California football team pulled off one hell of a magic trick earlier this month, even if they didn't mean it.

Before USC took on UCLA last Saturday, Trojan coach Clay Helton shared a video on Twitter showing quarterback Sam Darnold and tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe pulling off a slick handshake during the team's win over Colorado on Nov. 11.

The internet ate it up — not because of the handshake, but because a bystander, No. 80 Deontay Burnett, seemingly disappears into thin air during the course of the clip.

 

 

"OK, I have watched this 20 times and I cannot figure out what happens to #80. Dude just disappears like he was never there," said Twitter user Brett Taylor.

Taylor's tweet has been retweeted more than 13,000 times in just over 24 hours.

Wherever Burnett is now, he must have internet access.

 

 

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.