NCR: Football and the Hail Mary
By Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
Described as “desperation catches”, “stunning feats”, “improbable plays”, Hail Marys and football have a long history together. This past Saturday’s game between the University of Tennessee and the University of Georgia is just yet another reminder of Mary’s last minute intercession. The Georgia Bulldogs looked like they had the game locked up when they scored with 10 seconds on the clock. Tennessee, however, wasn’t ready to give up. With four seconds left, quarterback Joshua Dobbs heaved the ball 43 yards into the end zone. Jauan Jennings plucked it out of a pack for the Vols win, 34-31.