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David Langner said his biggest play of the 1972 Iron Bowl wasn’t returning the blocked punts but talking smack about a Bama receiver’s mom

Returning a blocked punt for a touchdown? Returning another blocked punt for a touchdown? Two interceptions? Nope, David Langner said his biggest contribution to Auburn’s legendary win over Bama in 1972 was keeping Bama out of the end zone deep in Auburn territory… by talking about standout Tide wideout Wayne Wheeler’s mom. (Can’t see the video? Try here.)

“Wayne and I were talking about his mom and he stood up to say something to me, and he got an illegal procedure penalty. And they moved it back and kicked a field goal instead of going for a touchdown,” Langner said during a 2004 reunion of Auburn greats. “So that was my biggest play of the game.”

“Care to tell us what (exactly) you were talking about?” Ben Leard asked from across the room.

“His mom.”

Langner completely shut Mrs. Wheeler’s son down that day. Dude didn’t catch a pass; Bama actually only had one completion.

Related: Description of naked David Langner holding touchdown footballs in locker room after Punt, Bama, Punt may be best sports lede ever.

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More Langner:

* David Langner drop kicks Florida State player in the face, gets ejected
* David Langner catches air in 1972 AP Sports Photo Of The Year
* David Langner, football fashionista

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