With the recent news about lead announcer Brent Musburger moving over to the new SEC Network, speculation is running rampant about possible successors. One name that comes to mind is Brad Nessler, and after reviewing some of his top moments, I realized that he called the rarest play in college football, the one-point safety, BOTH TIMES it ever happened.
In the history of Division 1 Football, this play has occurred twice, and twice Nessler had the play-by-play.
The one-point safety is like a normal two-point safety, except they occur only on failed point-after conversions. If a defender gains possession, advances out of the endzone, retreats back in and is tackled in the endzone, the kicking team is awarded the one point safety.
First Time Ever (2004)
In 2004, Texas trailed rival A&M in the 3rd quarter. After a blocked punt touchdown, the Horns holder fumbled the snap causing an erratic extra point kick. The ball was recovered by an A&M defender, who fumbled the ball into the endzone where the play was downed. The reaction and confusion by the announcers, crowd, and coaches is priceless:
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2013 Fiesta Bowl
The 2012 Oregon Ducks were a scoring machine, and here in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, Chip Kelly's squad already had 31 on the board against the Big 12 Champs. They were scoring at will, and even found a way to register the sport's rarest point. The extra point was blocked at the line, recovered by a K-State defender who retreated into the endzone, lateraled back to a teammate who was then tackled in their own endzone.
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