No single play in FSU football history has ever eclipsed "The Catch."
If you're an older Nole, this image is forever etched in your brain. If you're younger than 30, take a good look at it and the other photos in this piece (including the SEC referee signaling incomplete). You'll soon feel the outrage that they never fail to ignite among Seminole faithful.
The best account of that dark day appeared in The Tallahassee Democrat on the 20th anniversary of "The Catch." We re-print that story here, with permission from The Democrat. Special thanks to author Gerald Ensley for making it possible.
WHO SAW WHAT?
Witnesses, photos and films all have their stories
by Gerald Ensley
Democrat Staff Writer
The amazing thing is that it was Lane Fenner's only play of the game.
Or maybe it's amazing that Ron Sellers was on the bench. Or that it was the same play Florida State had just run.
No, the amazing thing is that 20 years after it happened, the truth is still elusive.
"I was in bounds. It's that simple. It was a touchdown," said Fenner.
"I made the right call. He did not have possession of the ball before he went out of bounds. The films prove it," said Doug Moseley.
Of course, the truth is immaterial now. What is important is the legend.