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 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday

  1. Anonymous

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

  2. dharper61

    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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