The most exciting college football player of the last 30 years wore No. 25, though often times the number on that jersey was reduced to a blur.
I was in Neyland Stadium on Nov. 10, 1990, when No. 1 Notre Dame was facing No. 10 Tennessee in front of 100,000 Orange-clad fans. Every kickoff, every punt, every time the Rocket went into the backfield, there was a buzz in the crowd -- nervous anticipation of what might happen if he touched the ball. A failed Rocket reverse in the second quarter brought about an explosion of noise I've never heard before or since at a stadium. His blazing sprint down the sidelines in the fourth quarter for the winning score only built his legend.
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