Rocket Ismail Didn't Need the Hall of Fame to be Legendary

Author: UHND (2707 Posts - Joined: Dec 28, 2012)

Posted at 10:41 am on Jan 9, 2019

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Interesting info from Somogyi on his podcast

Author: ND_in_DRO (1876 Posts - Joined: Nov 1, 2016)

Posted at 8:53 am on Jan 11, 2019

Rocket's freshmen season, ND was undefeated.

Sophomore season they lost only to National Champ Miami

Junior season they lost 3 games: 1 to Stanford in a game Rocket didn't play in (nobody to this day knows why), 1 to Penn St in a game they were winning when Rocket got hurt in the first half, then lost when he didn't return; and 1 to Colorado (the phantom clip).

With Rocket on the field ND basically beat everyone they played except No. 1 Miami in 89.


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And when he left the lineup against Penn State they were up 21-7.

Author: Rocket91 (5135 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:12 pm on Jan 12, 2019

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The most exciting player I've ever seen at ND

Author: knuterockne13 (3215 Posts - Joined: Jan 12, 2009)

Posted at 6:56 pm on Jan 10, 2019

I still think it's a crime that he didn't get the Heisman, and an even bigger crime they threw that flag on the "non clip."

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I, like most ND fans, took it for granted that he was already in the HOF. Surprised why it took

Author: DadUdaMan4 (271 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 6:49 am on Jan 10, 2019

so long for him to get in. He was a great player and an even greater person, from what I have read.

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By all accounts he is a good dude

Author: Rocket91 (5135 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:24 am on Jan 10, 2019

I wrote a piece on him about three years ago, he was my top player from the last 30 years. When we posted it to Twitter I tagged him on it. He replied back to me that he couldn't wait ti read it and thank you. Very nice of him to do that. Jeff Burris did the same thing this year. Good guys.

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Re: I, like most ND fans, took it for granted that he was already in the HOF. Surprised why it took

Author: DadUdaMan4 (271 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 6:50 am on Jan 10, 2019

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Well done Greg

Author: Nigel Tufnel (4331 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:11 pm on Jan 9, 2019

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Re: Rocket Ismail Didn't Need the Hall of Fame to be Legendary

Author: NDSoxfan (4312 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 6:26 pm on Jan 9, 2019

Very well written post!