The Touchdown That Should Have Been

In 2007, the Irish traveled to Palo Alto, Calif., for a season-ending matchup with Stanford. With Notre Dame leading 20-14 in the third quarter, Jimmy Clausen (‘11) threw deep over the middle to David Grimes (’09). The Irish wide receiver dove, and made what seemed to be the catch of the year. With instant replay still relatively new to the game, however, the officiating crew reviewed the play and reversed the original ruling. In this video, Grimes, who is now an assistant strength & conditioning coach with the Irish, looks back on the memorable touchdown that wasn’t.

David Grimes lays out for a Jimmy Clausen pass in Stanford Stadium.