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Casper was also involved in another famous NFL contest in 1978 on September 10, between the Raiders and San Diego Chargers. The Raiders trailed the Chargers 20-14 with just ten seconds left in the game when Oakland quarterback Ken Stabler, about to be sacked, dropped the football.Authentic Oakland Raiders Jerseys.He flicked it toward the goal line in an effort to save the game and Raiders running back Pete Banaszak recovered the ball at the San Diego 12-yard line but dropped the ball again, and it rolled further forward. Casper kicked the ball at the San Diego 5-yard line and finally recovered it in the end zone to tie the game. The extra point attempt was good and Oakland won the game by a point, 21-20. Stabler, Banaszak, and Casper all admitted afterwards that they had deliberately fumbled or batted the ball towards the end zone.The Chargers protested on the grounds that Stabler’s fumble was actually a forward pass, and therefore should have been ruled incomplete when it hit the ground. As a result of the play, the NFL changed its rules to make it illegal for the teammate of a ball carrier to advance the ball if the ball carrier fumbles on fourth down or in the last two minutes of the game.Men Dave Casper Black Jerseys.
Dave Casper played only one year of high school football in Chilton, but the impact of that season and the success that followed for Casper has been felt for almost 50 years.Elite Dave Casper White Jerseys.Casper moved from the Chicago area to Chilton, where his father and grandfather grew up, for his senior year in high school in 1969, leading the Tigers to an unbeaten, unscored upon season.From Chilton, he moved on to a standout career at the University of Notre Dame before an 11-year career in the NFL with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders, the Houston Oilers and the Minnesota Vikings.Cheap Authentic Jerseys.A Super Bowl XI champion with the Raiders, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time All-Pro, Casper was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 1970s and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2002.“To be here for a year and leave a mark on this community that is talked about endlessly (is big),” Chilton athletic director Corey Behnke said Wednesday. “When he’s in town for a fishing tournament, word spreads that Dave Casper’s here. He was here a couple weeks ago for Knights of Columbus and I don’t think he was even here yet and everybody in town knew he was coming. He’s huge. He’s an icon.”Wholesale NFL Jerseys.
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When talking about the complete package at tight end, only a handful of players compare to Dave Casper. While he might not have the same finesse as the other TEs on this list, he’s probably the best blocker of these five, often taking on double-teams.Cheap Authentic Jerseys.His efforts earned him five Pro Bowl nominations, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and helped lead the Oakland Raiders to a win in Super Bowl XI.Though he wasn’t the fastest tight end, Casper made up for any lack of speed with toughness. He would almost always elect to run through a defender than around.Authentic NFL Jerseys.When Casper had the ball, he made sure the defense felt it. If you had to pick a current player that compares to Casper, the closest I would say is Travis Kelce.Casper’s grit was on full display in the playoffs. He’s tied with Vernon Davis with seven career postseason touchdowns. He totaled five TDs in a single postseason. That’s the most among all tight ends. Outside of the “Holy Roller,” Casper’s most famous play is the “Ghost to the Post.” In the 1977 divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Colts, Casper caught three TDs in a double overtime game. One was a 42-yard catch that sent the game into overtime, another was the game winner in the second OT.Authentic Dave Casper White Jerseys.