What was probably one of the most dramatic winning touchdowns in
deaf schools football history?
The 1967 football game between Tennessee SD and North Carolina SD
was a 7-7 tie. Tennessee had the ball with just five seconds
remaining on its 17 yard line. A long pass was impossible since
the quarterback couldn’t throw the ball that far and there
were no wide receivers capable of catching the ball, too.
So, on an end sweep, Tennessee’s Wallace Hughes ran the ball
83 yards for the winning touchdown. If he was tackled the
game would have ended – and in these days there was no