TBD by editor
Courtesy of University of Nebraska

72. Johnny Rocket

Johnny Rodgers thrills with another punt return

Nov. 25, 1971: No. 1 Nebraska didn't put away the 35-31 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma until late in the fourth quarter. But Johnny Rodgers' 72-yard punt return remains the iconic play of an iconic game, even though he made it in the first quarter. Rodgers used speed, balance, acrobatics and mojo to get through the Sooners. Their fans insist an illegal block helped, too. If Rodgers hadn't been so mesmerizing, the complaint might have gained traction. It never did.

-- Ivan Maisel