Throwback Thursday

1978

In Tallahassee, this errant pass from Florida State’s Wally Woodham was picked off by Navy’s Charlie Meyers. It was Meyers’ third interception of the season.

Meyers was a defensive back that wore #66 because he was a converted nose guard. This play was peak George Welsh.

Another tidbit about that play is that it came three plays after this guy recovered a fumble:

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That’s FSU sophomore Ron Simmons. He was a two-time All-American and finished ninth in Heisman Trophy voting in 1979, although some of you might know him better as the guy on the right in this picture:

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Simmons had a 20-year career in professional wrestling, winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and becoming a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion.

Never played defensive back, though.

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5 Responses

  1. I remember watching that game in Timmy’s on Maryland Avenue – plebe year. That INT was pretty much the highlight of that game.

    • All hell sort of broke loose in the 4th quarter

  2. not to mention Simmons was in our backfield all day. We couldn’t move the ball at all.

  3. Why don’t teams use baggy jersey like those anymore?

  4. I was an instructor at Whiting way back then – several of us drove over to the game. It seemed like an even bigger blowout then than the final score indicates!

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