If you're fortunate enough to block a punt, the ball usually deflects wildly and there's a mad scramble to prevent the receiving team from recovering the ball and advancing it further.There was no mad scramble when Paul Senn blocked a punt in the first quarter against Indiana on Saturday. Why? He simply caught it off the foot of Indiana punter Erich Toth and ran it in for a touchdown.
It was an incredible play. Senn escaped the first line of Indiana blocking and had a free run at Toth. He was so close that Toth ended up basically kicking it into Senn's stomach. Senn sucked it up like a vacuum cleaner and was off for a 56-yard touchdown.
Punt block of the year? Definitely. The only way to top Senn's play is if a player was able to snatch the ball from a punter's drop. Get on it, NCAA special teamers.