If you can believe a Lloyd Carr QB actually ran for a 70+ yard TD, breaking 3 tackles along the way. From 1996:
Scott Dreisbach TD run
i don't remember the exact situation or game, but i remember one occasion where dreisbach was brought in from the bench especially to run an option at the goal line. it was a miserable fail as he was destroyed.
EDIT: found an article, http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/09/col_238454.shtml,
it was 1998 against ND, a 36-20 loss
You can't tackle a man's legs!
Such a horrible display of tackling. The replay from behind the defense really shows how bad it was.
It was my first game as a student at Michigan. Oddly, it was a the first game of the year and it was a B10 game.
In addition to being a a B10 game, it was also before school started. I remember that week giving me a very skewed impression of what college was going to be like.
Welcome week tends to do that. After my first at U-M, I thought college was going to be one long combination of drinking, football tailgates, more drinking, and making random friends via drinking, with a little bit of class thrown in.
That was a tradition the Big Ten had for long time, actually. First game of the season was always a conference game from 1971-1982. Then for some reason, we did that once in 1996 with the Illinois game.
We would have also opened the 1995 season with the Illini, but we scheduled the Pigskin Classic against Virginia the week before instead.
Well...not quite. Still awesome, though. I had forgotten about this.
This was actually the first game I ever went to at Michigan stadium! Strange year, too, as Michigan started the season with a B1G opponent.
Geez, that was a nice looking run. I guess my memory of him was more of a statue, but he had some giddyup on that little scamper.
Dreisbach holds a special place for me because the first Michigan game I ever attended was the season opener in 1995 vs. Virginia-- the 18-17 comeback complete with walk-off TD to Mercury Hayes (I was in the same corner endzone with the catch).
Awesome memory. I think I'll go watch it now-- Wolverine Historian probably has it somewhere.
EDIT: WH has the longer highlights, but here's a grainy clip of just the last play. Still marvel at Hayes' footwork and the perfect arc by Dreisbach.
That was the first game I attended as well as freshman in the MMB. What a great one to start my college days. The following year Scott was my neighbor in an apt building on Brown St. I was always pulling for him!!
Pretty easy to imagine that same play being run with Denard. When I saw the athletic-but-not-that-fast #12 jersey I kept thinking it was Roundtree.
He was running right at the goal line our seats are even with, and all I remember about that play is thinking "Damn, this is taking forever... Just get there already!"
I also may or may not have a #12 jersey somewhere signed by Scott Dreisbach. A jersey I purchased soon after the start of that '95 season, and what seemed like a mere week or so before the freak thumb injury that all but resigned him to injury-riddled obscurity.
But never had "success" per se. Never saw the field, but personally I think hanging around the NFL for 4 years on various rosters is pretty impressive. That's a damn small fraternity of dudes.
FWIW, from Wikipedia:
Dreisbach drew interest from professional scouts despite not starting a game during his junior and senior seasons, and was signed as an undrafted free agent. Between 1999 and 2003, Dreisbach spent time on the rosters of three NFL teams, the Oakland Raiders, the Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit Lions, but never saw any regular season action. Dreisbach played in NFL Europe for the Scottish Claymores in 2002 and from 2003 to 2008, he played in the Arena Football League. Dreisbach is currently retired from playing football and works as Vice President of Sales for McCoy Floor Covering in Houston, Texas
Here are a couple of pictures of Scott Dreisbach and Butch Woolfolk at the Spring game watch party in Houston last Saturday.