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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1997
The man who forever changed the course of business in NFL end zones was not, as fate would have it, a frequent visitor to the area himself. During a five-year pro career in the early 1970s, Elmo Wright scored a grand total of seven touchdowns.But oh, how he changed the game on one of those rare visits.On Nov. 18, 1973, Wright, a speed receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, scored on a long touchdown pass from Len Dawson in what would become a 38-14 victory over the Houston Oilers.Once across the goal line, he began running frenetically in place, knees pumping, arms churning, seemingly out of sync with his surroundings.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Veteran running back Justin Forsett was so frustrated and disheartened following an injury-plagued season with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year that he began contemplating alternate careers and a potential exit strategy from football. Now, the Ravens and Forsett are glad he didn't pursue business ventures or player development options. The diminutive runner displayed his determined, tackle-breaking running style Sunday during a 38-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers at M&T Bank Stadium, rushing for a game-high 66 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1998
Because of problems related to health and performance, the Ravens' struggling offense could be in for several changes on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.Quarterback Eric Zeier's injured right thumb is on the mend, although Zeier will be replaced by veteran Jim Harbaugh if he fails to impress coach Ted Marchibroda sufficiently in practice over the next two days. The same goes for center Jeff Mitchell, whose groin injury could force the Ravens to start Wally Williams at center and insert backup Ben Cavil in Williams' left guard spot.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Down 14-10 near the end of the first half Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium, the Towson football team had a chance to take the lead as its offense lined up on North Carolina Central's 21-yard-line. Tigers quarterback Connor Frazier scrambled to his right and threw a pass toward the back of the end zone in hopes of finding wide receiver Derrick Joseph. But Eagles defensive back Theo Livingston was in position and snagged it out of the air, resulting in the Tigers' first turnover of the season.  On the Tigers' next drive, however, from a similar spot where he threw his interception, Frazier found wide receiver Spencer Wilkins for a 22-yard touchdown.
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By David Horsey | May 4, 2012
This week, Republicans have been criticizing President Barack Obama for his surprise trip to Afghanistan marking the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden. By accusing the president of hyping the commemoration, they apparently hope to undercut the political potency of his biggest foreign policy coup. Instead, the GOP critics may merely make themselves look a bit silly. They must think Americans are suffering from amnesia and cannot recall President George W. Bush and his Top Gun moment back in 2003.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2012
Lee Evans sat on a chair facing his locker under Gillette Stadium, alternating between fingering a piece of black athletic tape and dabbing at his eyes with a towel. Then as the number of reporters waiting to interview swelled, the wide receiver slowly stood up from the chair, turned around, and unhesitatingly shouldered the blame for not holding on to what appeared to be the game-winning touchdown pass in the Ravens' 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC championship game.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | December 14, 1992
WASHINGTON -- How weird was it? There was a fumble in the end zone, a ball loose on the ground, a half-dozen bodies diving and colliding, a game on the line, maybe a season on the line, the crowd rioting, players pointing, officials diving into the pile to determine the outcome . . .. . . and no ball."
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,Sun Staff Writer | August 11, 1994
It wasn't long ago that Chris Armstrong could only wonder why he had been released by the Las Vegas Posse two weeks into training camp.Now, defensive backs wonder how they are going to keep him out of the end zone.Six games into the season, they still haven't come up with an answer. And the prospects don't look good for the immediate future, either.Armstrong caught seven passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns last night to lead the Baltimore CFLs past the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 30-15, at Memorial Stadium.
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By Jon Morgan | January 24, 1992
Joe Aleszczyk saw his chance and took it. As soon as officials announced that tickets would be available by mail for the Miami Dolphins-New Orleans Saints exhibition game at Memorial Stadium, he zipped off a card in the mail.He said he followed all the directions and acted fast, not wanting to get stuck in, say, an upper-deck seat in the end zone.Look for Mr. Aleszczyk on game day, way up in the upper deck. Row 35.In the end zone.He is one of the football fans who learned the hard way that acting fast was not necessarily the best way to get a seat for the Aug. 28 game, which Baltimore officials hope to sell out in an effort to boost the city's efforts to land an expansion team here.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Sun reporter | September 23, 2005
ASHBURN, VA. -- Lost in the euphoria of the Washington Redskins' 2-0 start is a smidgen of concern that an offense that features running back Clinton Portis has yet to score a rushing touchdown. While Washington is one of 10 teams in the league that hasn't crossed the goal line on the ground, the Redskins and the Jacksonville Jaguars are the only teams averaging at least 100 yards via the running game that haven't scored a rushing touchdown. The statistic didn't escape the attention of Washington coach Joe Gibbs.
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From Sun staff reports | September 14, 2014
North Carolina Central @Towson Saturday, 6 p.m. Radio: 1300 AM Towson scored a pair of fourth-quarter special teams touchdowns to beat Delaware State, 21-7, at rain-soaked Alumni Field on Saturday afternoon. With Towson trailing 7-6 in the fourth quarter, Jordan Mynatt blocked a punt and Fred Overstreet recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Tigers a lead they would not relinquish. Derrick Joseph later ran back a punt 81 yards for a touchdown to give Towson a 21-7 lead.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Calvert Hall's football team is fully recovered from an injury-riddled 2013 season. The Cardinals proved as much in Friday night's 35-24 win over No. 3 Franklin, the defending state Class 3A champion that returned 18 starters. After Calvert Hall won last year's inaugural meeting between the schools, 24-14, the Indians were determined to take their first win over a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference team, but the Cardinals scored 15 points in the final 6:55 - a safety and rushing touchdowns by Tim Smith and Kevin Thomas - to put the game away.
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By Bill Wagner and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 30, 2014
Coach Ken Niumatalolo said Navy had to play perfectly in order to have a chance to beat fifth-ranked Ohio State. The Midshipmen put forth a valiant effort against a powerhouse opponent, but one that was far from perfect. Navy was in the game the whole way and even led on two occasions, but costly mistakes spoiled hopes for an upset. An 80-yard scoring strike from quarterback J.T. Barrett to wide receiver Devin Smith and a 61-yard fumble return for touchdown by linebacker Darron Lee were the big plays as Ohio State pulled away for a 34-17 victory over Navy in front of 57,579 fans at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
Cleveland Browns rookie running back Terrance West stood at one end of the field at Johnny Unitas Stadium on Saturday, watching the first half of his former school's season opener against Central Connecticut State. The Tigers probably wish West had been on the field, and not in the stands, for their 31-27 loss to a Blue Devils team that went 4-8 in 2013. A mostly gold-clad crowd of an announced 8,058 was treated to an uneven performance by an offense and defense just seven months removed from playing in the Football Championship Subdivision national championship game.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 24, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland star wide receiver Stefon Diggs scored two touchdowns during the Terps' final scrimmage of preseason practice Wednesday. One was on a catch in the back of the end zone. The other was on a short pass that Diggs turned into a touchdown of around 80 yards by making several defenders miss in the open field and then outrunning two defenders to the end zone. Here is a look at that touchdown . mzenitz@tribune.com twitter.com/mzenitz
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
The state Class 3A football championship figured to be a high-scoring affair with Franklin and Linganore averaging more than 40 points each, but defense took over early and a touchdown pass on fourth-and-20 provided the offensive jolt. Late in the third quarter, Franklin quarterback Jacquez Adams hit Steven Smothers with a 27-yard touchdown pass on that fourth-down play to give the No. 9 Indians a 14-7 edge en route to a 20-7 victory at M&T Bank Stadium for the first state football championship in school history.
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By John Makely and John Makely,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2001
Every day, the bulldozers squeaked and grumbled, back and forth over the same stretch of mud. The resounding thud of the wrecking ball could be felt in your bones. The excavator jaws picked through the rubble, nibbling at the steel rebars like ribs at a barbecue. Everything was sorted for recycling: wiring in one pile, concrete over there. Save the flagpoles and the lights; someone will buy them. After six months of demolition by the crews of Potts & Callahan, most of the concrete structure that was Baltimore's Memorial Stadium has crumbled into dust.
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By Jimmy Burch and Jimmy Burch,Fort Worth Star-Telegram | November 29, 1991
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M will return to the Cotton Bowl in style because it exhibited some style in its return game.Stymied much of the night on offense, the 10th-ranked Aggies found the end zone via an interception return and punt return to break open an otherwise close game and defeat Texas, 31-14, last night in front of 76,532 at Kyle Field and a national ESPN television audience.An 80-yard scoring drive to open the third quarter and expand a 10-7 lead may have been a momentum-turner, but Marcus Buckley set the tone when he returned his first career interception 19 yards for a touchdown on A&M's first defensive play.
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By Eric Gilmore, Sports Xchange | November 23, 2013
SAN JOSE , Calif. -- Quarterback Keenan Reynolds ran past an overmatched San Jose State defense and into the NCAA record book early Saturday morning, leading Navy to a 58-52 victory in triple overtime at Spartan Stadium . Reynolds rushed for a career-high 240 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns, the most rushing touchdowns in NCAA history by a quarterback. In the third overtime, Navy safety Parrish Gaines intercepted San Jose State quarterback David Fales ' pass in the end zone on third-and-goal from the 3. Moments later, Reynolds fittingly raced 25 yards on first down for a touchdown, sealing Navy 's win. "Guys are blocking their butts off the whole game," Reynolds said.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
Douglass quarterback Camron West could hardly control his emotions after Saturday's Class 1A South regional championship. The junior had been hit late after throwing an incomplete pass in double overtime against Baltimore City rival Edmondson, drawing a penalty that moved the Ducks five yards closer to the end zone. West then shook off the shot and on the next play handed off to Da'Quan Alexander, who ran four yards for the touchdown that sent the undefeated Ducks to a 20-14 win and the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
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