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4 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

Good thing he didn't make it to the end zone.    He would have never lived that one down.

He still won’t.

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Somewhere, Roy "Wrong Way" Riegels and Jim Marshall are getting another seat ready at the table.

 

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8 hours ago, David in FL said:

Poor kid. His life is over…

It will definitely suck for awhile.

The example of Roy Riegels really would be a good one for the young man to look at. He had his wrong-way run not in some high school game. It was the 1939 Rose Bowl, which his Cal team lost. Aside from that terrible mistake, Riegels was an outstanding player. It had to seem very harsh to be known as "Wrong Way" for the rest of his life. From what I've read, he was pretty sensitive about it for a long time. But, he eventually got used to it and eventually accepted it.

Years later, when the Vikings' Jim Marshall did the same thing in a game with the 49ers, Riegels sent him a note that said "Welcome to the club."

The nice thing for the kid is that it was a high school game, not the Rose Bowl. People have seen the video of course, but most people aren't going to use the kid's name on air. He'll graduate high school, go about his life's work and be fine.

Edited by mcanadiens

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