The Block

With just seconds remaining in Notre Dame’s 1979 game at Michigan, the Wolverines lined up for what looked to be a game-winning field goal. Bob Crable (’82) had other plans, however. Just before the snap, the Irish linebacker heard the Michigan offensive line talk about their blocking scheme. Crable jumped off the center’s back and blocked the kick, to preserve a 12-10 Notre Dame victory. In this video, he explains the play that led to a rule change in the way teams are allowed to defend kicks.

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