When the Alabama kicker lined up for a field goal, Auburn return man Chris Davis waited in the end zone with almost no time left on the clock. Over the next few seconds, the kick left Griffith’s foot and landed in Davis’s arms, producing maybe the most remarkable finish in college-football history. It also set up the Auburn Tigers’ surprise appearance in Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game against the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles.
Davis’ return tied the longest field goal return in college football history. Some, including Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post, called it the single best ending in the history of sport.
Here is part of Davis’ acceptance speech at the 2014 ESPY where he won ‘Best Play of the Year.’
I wish they had 10 more of these so I could give to my other teammates who were on the field at that time.”
Without them. I wouldn’t be standing here today.
Being nominated for an award is great, but winning one leaves an unbelievable feeling. I want to thank the Auburn family, everybody who helps support it and voted for me to win this award.