Today in Sports History: November 23rd

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(Howard after his 93-yard TD. Photo by Brian Masck, Getty Images)

11/23/1984 - The Pass

One of the most thrilling games of all time ends with a game-winning Hail Mary from Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie. The TD gave the Eagles the win and launched the legend of Flutie, who would do little else in American football.

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11/23/1991 - Hello Heisman

Desmond Howard was well on his way to winning the Heisman Award when his Michigan team faced arch-rival Ohio State. Michigan crushed the Buckeyes, 31-3, and Howard notched another achievement with a 93-yard punt return. On the play, he eluded several defenders and was by himself as he entered the end zone. In perfect harmony with Keith Jackson's call of "Hello Heisman," Howard struck a perfect pose of the Heisman trophy.

The national spotlight elevated his Heisman campaign and he eventually won the award with 85% of the votes, a record at the time. Howard's NFL career didn't quite live up to his collegiate tenure; his best moment came in Super Bowl XXXI, where, as a member of the Packers, he was named the game's MVP.

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