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