was a territorial match in the Midwest because Michigan was always good, a big rival.
I always thought it was my iron leg,
Behind me was the library with its huge mosaic of Touchdown Jesus.' The ball went up and cleared the crossbar by 3 inches. I know that wind stopped at that second, and I'm convinced Touchdown Jesus' gave the ball a little nudge to get it over.
I was in a bar in Cincinnati two years ago and a girl walked up to me and said, Excuse me, are you Harry Oliver My grandfather played for Knute Rockne, and I'd be honored if I could get your autograph,'
Jim O'Brien, who kicked that field goal in 1970 that won the Super Bowl for the Baltimore Colts, said that kick gave him his 15 minutes of fame. And it has lasted 25-plus years. I feel the same way.
Everyone was jumping on top of me. Unfortunately my leg got caught up in a weird position, and I started to scream. Joe Gramke, a teammate who also had played at Moeller, started pulling off the people. Then I got out. That field goal was the greatest thrill of my life.
I'm on the sidelines going through my normal routine, stretching, staying loose. I didn't notice the noise or the excitement. My focus was like tunnel vision.