Kent St. Football player runs the wrong way after fumble recovery!August 31st, 2012 at 2:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Sports, Weather
Check this out. Kent State’s Andre Parker looked pretty foolish Thursday night. Kent St. was playing Towson. A Towson punt grazed a Towson player. Parker then proceeded to pick up the muffed punt and run with it, 58 yards down the field…in the opposite direction! To add to the bizarreness of the play, he was then tackled by a pair of Towson defenders (why would they stop him from running toward your endzone???). Since no words can really ever do this series of events justice, you can just view the video HERE. Fortunately for Parker, Kent State would go on to beat Towson 41-21.
However, you can’t advance a muffed punt, in any direction, so the ball was returned to the 7-yard line. Reminds us old guys of Jim Marshall of the Minnesota Vikings, who scooped up a fumble and ran the wrong way into the end zone, giving a safety the San Francisco 49ers! Here’s video of that.