It's been hailed as the greatest trick play in college football history. Even Seminole fans who weren't born yet look back in awe at the audacity of Bobby Bowden for calling it, and dramatic performances by Dayne Williams and Leroy Butler who carried out the trickeration.
With FSU in punt formation, Williams, lines up as a blocker, takes the snap instead of the punter and hides it between his legs. The sneaky Butler grabs the football and takes off on a 78-yard run. Too bad Leroy slows down (maybe breathless from the excitement) and is pushed out of bounds just shy of the goal line. With time running out, Richie Andrews kicked a 19-yard field goal and the Noles won a 24-21 nailbiter.
Somewhat lost in the hoopla of the famed "Puntrooskie"is this spectacular 3rd Qtr. punt return by Deion Sanders. Legend has it that Deion -- who epitomized the swagger of the era -- pulled a Babe Ruth while waiting to field the punt. Much like Ruth pointed his bat at the bleachers where he planned to knock the next pitch, Sanders gestured downfield toward the goal line while reportedly yelling to the Clemson bench, "This one's coming back." He was a man of his word.