September 30, 1922 - Paul Castner runs them back


The team easily took care of Kalamazoo winning by a score of 46-0 in the season opener. The noteworthy achievement once again featured star player Paul Castner. Castner would return not one, but two kickoffs for a touchdown. Castner's accomplishment would not be repeated until Rocket Ismail returned two kicks against Rice in 1987 and again against Michigan in 1988.




Keywords: football, kalamazoo, paul castner, raghib rocket ismail, rice, michigan

Posted On: 2013-09-24 00:15:02 by IrishTrpt07
Edited On: 2013-11-06 20:46:45 by IrishTrpt07

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   Posted By: ND Archives at 2013-11-07 07:31:29[#2]
At 2013-09-25 12:27:23, Cappy Gagnon posted:
I note that you state that the first time ND used "The Princeton Kick" was against Lake Forest, in 1899. I respectfully submit that the first time was actually on November 6, 1897, against Chicago. Mike Daly was the kicker.
Scholastic (http://www.archives.nd.edu/Scholastic/) mentions the use of the Princeton kick on 10/13/1897 vs. Rush Medical, but it failed. Notre Dame was the first (at least in the West) to successfully use the place kick as a means of scoring during the 1897 Chicago game, as Cappy mentioned.

Before then, field goals was mostly used in practice as the legality of them for scoring was fuzzy. Scholastic even mentions use of it in a scrimmage in December 1887. It is difficult to know which school came up with the idea to use the the place to score rather than just kick offs.
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   Posted By: Cappy Gagnon at 2013-09-25 12:27:23[#1]
I note that you state that the first time ND used "The Princeton Kick" was against Lake Forest, in 1899. I respectfully submit that the first time was actually on November 6, 1897, against Chicago. Mike Daly was the kicker.
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