Rocket’s ‘91 Orange Bowl TD Nullified - Lost Lettermen

Rocket’s ‘91 Orange Bowl TD Nullified


When the Giants punted to Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson, that was a stupid play. But it might not have been as stupid as Colorado punting to Notre Dame’s Rocket Ismail, possibly college football’s most dangerous kick returner ever. This 91-yard punt return for a touchdown should’ve won the 1991 Orange Bowl for the Fighting Irish but a controversial clipping call on Greg Davis brought the return back. The Buffaloes wound up winning the game and a share of the 1990 national championship. Check out this photo: does that look like clipping to you? Today Davis resides in Charlotte, NC, and is a stock market investor.

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