Bobby Dodd Kicking Video

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  1. Wreck Em

    Wreck Em Hype Queen

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    In a recent video GT put out, they showed a clip of Bobby Dodd kicking to our punter, Pressley Harvin.
    I thought you guys would enjoy the full video.
    Also, we apparently drank Coke during games back in 1953!
     
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  2. 00Burdell

    00Burdell Dodd-Like

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    The punt return at the 5:00 minute mark looks an awful lot like a certain kickoff return on a very foggy November night in 1985.
     
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    Wrong shade of Gold.
     
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    I enjoyed that. I bet the south end zone was a rocking place in that horseshoe. They were building the Wardlaw building in its place when I started at Tech.
     
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    midatlantech Dodd-Like

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    The stadium shots brought back memories:
    -As a kid I sat on the sidelines for one year.
    -Then got promoted up to selling peanuts in the south stands.
    -Then enjoyed games on the track bench and stands just behind til I graduated.
     
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  6. midatlantech

    midatlantech Dodd-Like

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    Ps Dodd could still kick it pretty good!
     
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    "...they showed a clip of Bobby Dodd kicking to our punter, Pressley Harvin."

    That would have to be a hell of a punt - 70 year hang time
     
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    oldgold68 Bitter old man

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    But did he kick on 3rd down?
     
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    What a freakin stud, Dodd was
     
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  10. The Jacket

    The Jacket The Coat Ban Hammer'd

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    There are AP photos of this from the Duke game sometime around '51-'53. I can try to dig them up tonight.
     
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    Legend has it that Dodd would set up a folding chair near the one-yard line and demonstrate to the players how he could punt 40 yards ---and hit the chair often.
     
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    My dad, IM '50 said the players always said Duke was the most physical team they played back in the day.