A couple of years ago I recalled a childhood memory of William Andrews taking a swing pass and running through Ronnie Lott. After scoring from 70-plus yards, a woozy Lott was helped off the field. I’ve been looking for this play online for years to see if my memory was accurate.
I found the play yesterday.
As you can see, my memory wasn’t completely accurate — Andrews didn’t score and Lott wasn’t helped off the field. However, Lott (who remembers this play vividly and has talked about it to the media) did get trucked in a way you rarely saw. But someone else also recalls Lott saying Andrews knocked him cold in a game in 1982. Maybe I combined the two memories.
Either way, I wanted to show you the play. One thing I know I remembered correctly is a quote from Walter Payton in Sport magazine where he told the reporter that the one player that he’d play fullback for in the NFL was Andrews.
I think I heard Ronnie Lott groan just now . . .