Punter-to-placekicker TD passes

Re: Punter-to-placekicker TD passes

Postby conace21 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:24 pm

rhickok1109 wrote:Rather peripheral to the main thread, but I wonder if any kicker beside Chester Marcol has ever turned a block FG into a TD?


I can't think of any. Greg Landry (holder) and Clyde Simmons (blocker) are the only other ones who come to mind.
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Re: Punter-to-placekicker TD passes

Postby Teo » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:53 pm

conace21 wrote:
RyanChristiansen wrote:
RRMarshall wrote:Tom Yewcic was also the Pats back up QB during that era. Babe Parilli was always getting banged up so he played quite a bit. I'm afraid he was playing at QB when this TD pass occurred, and Gino was also one of the Pats regular WRs at that time.


In my opinion, I’m not so sure that’s a disqualification. They had smaller rosters back then and no room for specialists.

It wasn’t a fake punt by Miami. Haack was a QB and Sanders was an eligible receiver on the Miami play.

I'd say the fact that both players started the game on offense should be a pretty good reason to be a disqualification.
The Miami play was certainly not a fake punt. You rarely see those from the opponent's two yard line.
It wasn't a fake field goal in the sense that the play started out appearing to be a field goal before the pass, but it was a trick play where the field goal team went out in field goal formation before changing into a most unorthodox formation.

I'm surprised that the only kicker in recent memory to catch a touchdown pass was Jim Turner. Jim O'Brien had a couple TD catches, but he was a receiver as well as a kicker.


Efren Herrera caught two passes from Jim Zorn on fake field goals for the Seahawks in 1979 and 1980. The 1979 catch was memorable, since it was in the Seahawks first Monday NIght game ever (at Atlanta):
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Re: Punter-to-placekicker TD passes

Postby conace21 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:17 am

Teo wrote:
conace21 wrote:I'm surprised that the only kicker in recent memory to catch a touchdown pass was Jim Turner. Jim O'Brien had a couple TD catches, but he was a receiver as well as a kicker.


Efren Herrera caught two passes from Jim Zorn on fake field goals for the Seahawks in 1979 and 1980. The 1979 catch was memorable, since it was in the Seahawks first Monday NIght game ever (at Atlanta):


Just watched clips of the two fake FG's. Nicely executed, and each went for a first down, though neither was a touchdown.
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