(.GIF courtesy of SB Nation)
You probably remember midway through the fourth quarter of last night’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys when Redskins punter Sav Rocca was called for a facemask penalty after bringing down Cowboys punt returner Dwayne Harris.
Now, thanks to the .GIF above, this play can live in the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry lore.
Rocca sheds the block of free safety Sterling Moore and promptly grabs Harris by the facemask with his right hand and, with his left hand, grabs the returner’s long hair at the Washington 31-yard line.
OK, so the tackle wasn’t completely legal within the NFL rules. But after tight end Niles Paul whiffed while attempting to take Harris down, Rocca was the last line of defense between the returner and the end zone in a critical NFC East championship game.
Rocca, as you probably already knew, is a former Australian Football League legend, so tackling isn’t anything new to him. He’s also a certified masseur.
Let’s just say Harris might need a massage after that hit.
Tags: 2012 regular season, dallas cowboys, sav rocca, washington redskins
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