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    USC returned a Notre Dame onside kick for a TD in the fourth quarter saturday night. Has anyone ever seen or heard of that before? Thats a new one on me.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel

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    Yes, I've seen in an NFL game???? Can't remember who or when though.
    sigpic :ram::helmet:

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      You bet I have. In last years Sun Bowl, UCLA's Brendan Braezell returned a Northwestern onside kick 45 yards for a touchdown. Then for good measure, he did it again less than two minutes later returning a second onside kick 42 yards for a touchdown in an amazing 50-38 victory!! THAT was a great game.

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        Originally posted by general counsel View Post
        USC returned a Notre Dame onside kick for a TD in the fourth quarter saturday night. Has anyone ever seen or heard of that before? Thats a new one on me.

        ramming speed to all

        general counsel
        I seem to recall that the Rams' own Mike Guman did the feat when the Rams were still in Anaheim. But I can't recall against who or exactly when. Maybe somebody else can help out here.

        WHAT SAY YE?

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          I thought that it was great. It just goes to show that anything can back-fire....

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            Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
            You bet I have. In last years Sun Bowl, UCLA's Brendan Braezell returned a Northwestern onside kick 45 yards for a touchdown. Then for good measure, he did it again less than two minutes later returning a second onside kick 42 yards for a touchdown in an amazing 50-38 victory!! THAT was a great game.
            I remember watching that on ESPN the following day, he'll have an interesting fact about him the rest of his life for that.

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