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    1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    I just watched this game on FSN Rocky Mtn. The Buffs came back on us when Darren Davis got injured, and won late in the game.

    Did anyone watch this condensed rebroadcast? It was hosted by a CU announcer, broadcaster, and two players. The players were Josh Johanningmeier and Jon Hessler. Whenever Hessler talked, I wondered, not in a mean way, if he had taken one too many hits to the helmet in his playing days. If you didn't know the reason, you would have thought he was an unintelligent athlete. The broadcaster threw it to him and asked what he remembered about the game and he said he didn't remember anything.

    After researching, I found that he was the victim of a hit and run accident in 2003, and was in a coma for weeks. I totally hadn't heard about this, or had forgotten about it. My perception went from wondering why this guy was on a broadcast to thinking it was classy they put him on the broadcast.


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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    I watched it live and in person on the field ... and I'm pretty sure I don't want to see that one again.


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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    What I find funny is that Colorado later had to forfeit the game for using an ineligible player.PLUS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Colorado Forfeits Its 1997 Victories - New York Times



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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by mharder View Post
    What I find funny is that Colorado later had to forfeit the game for using an ineligible player.PLUS: COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Colorado Forfeits Its 1997 Victories - New York Times
    Forfeiting of games after the fact is the lamest of all penalties.


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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    John Hessler was in a very serious car accident about 7 years ago where he was the victim of a hit and run, and was left to die by the person that hit him. He was in a coma for something like 8 weeks. He is truly lucky to be alive from everything I've heard.
    People can say what they want about CU, but their former players have done a great job of banding together to help each other out. The players have organized a yearly golf outing in which they raise money for a former player in need. Last year, they raised money for Hessler's on-going medical expenses.



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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    The only thing I remember about that game was McCarney opting to punt with only a few minutes left in the game while we were down.



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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    Wasn't that the game that Dustin Avey had like a 95 yard int for a TD?



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    Re: 1997 FB: Colorado Comeback

    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    Wasn't that the game that Dustin Avey had like a 95 yard int for a TD?
    Yes it was!!!!!!



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