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Carl Knox

Discussion in 'Scott & Wes Frog Fan Forum' started by Leap Frog, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. Carl has passed on, he was the punter and back-up qb in the mid 40's.
    Holds record for longest punt in TCU history ( 94 yards in 1947 against Oklahoma A&M).
    With a strong south wind, he spiraled a kick that cleared the safety by 20 yards and bounded onward.
    The ball was snapped from the 3 yard line and rolled dead at the 3 on the north end-- truly amazing!
    Carl was from Arlington and there is a park named for him in that city. RIP Mr. Knox.
     
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  2. My father-in-law knew him at TCU.. it seems that Carl had spent some of his youth in west Texas too..
     
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  3. I am sorry to hear he is no longer with us.

    I do believe that punting record may last a very, very long time.
     
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  4. It already has lasted a very long time.
     
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  5. I had never heard that story. Thanks for sharing. Amazing indeed.
     
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  6. RIP and deepest condolences to his family.
     
  7. I'm surprised Nick Brown didn't beat that record.
     
  8. And thanks from me, as well.
     
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  9. He was a legend, great guy. Unfortunately, the 94 yard record didn't stand. I don't really see how a 99 yard punt is possible. If it's from the 1 yard line and goes out on the opponent's 1 yard line, isn't that 98 yards?

    Today marks the 67th anniversary of the longest punt in NCAA and college football history. Pat Brady, the specialist for the University of Nevada, set the record in 1950 with a 99-yard punt against Loyola Marymount.Oct 28, 2017
     
  10. He stated TCU record.
     
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  11. And now that the stadium is so enclosed compared to 1947, it will take a tornado to break that record now.
     
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  12. Yeah, you're right. But I knew Carl (started TCU the year after he did that record kick) and I know he hated it that just three years later that guy was credited with a 99 yard one. And still don't know how they can measure a 99 yard kick.
     
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  13. ball snapped at the one is punted into the other end zone?
     
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  14. ...fuzzy math
     
  15. That would be 99 yards, alright, but the ball would be placed at the 20, and I had thought he only got credit for 79 yards. My mistake?
     
  16. Fond memories of Carl Knox and his incredible talent as a punter. May his soul rest in peace.
     
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  17. Yeah, punt yardages are typically expressed as gross, not net.
     
  18. One more thing about Mr. Knox, who was a really good qb and back-up to Lindy Berry.
    He threw a TD pass to put the final nail that beat #6 Texas and Bobby Layne 14-0 in 1946.
    A-A Layne was so incensed that he stood in Carter with fist waving and made a speech.
    "We didn't lose the game, the clock just ran out on us"-- Dutch had used a 6-1- 4 defense to throttle Bobby.
     

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