Rowdy Gaines has made some memorable calls of close swimming finishes (Jason Lezak, anyone?). The Auburn alum added a college football nail-biter to his résumé Saturday.
The video above is courtesy of his wife, Judy.
Gaines, an NBC Olympics swimming analyst, paced back and forth and buried his head in his hands as Alabama kicker Adam Griffith lined up to attempt a hail-mary, 57-yard, time-expiring, game-winning field goal.
The kick was, predictably, short. Auburn’s Chris Davis caught it nine yards deep in his own end zone and began to run it out.
Gaines watched as Davis weaved around his blockers and grew increasingly excited.
“He could go all the way!” Gaines exclaimed again and again and again.
He did. Davis returned it 109 yards for a 34-28 Auburn victory at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“Touchdown, game over!” he yelled three times, jumping up and down.