61 Days Until Kickoff - Blair White's 61 Yard TD Reception vs UMAA

61 Days Until Kickoff - Blair White's 61 Yard TD Reception vs UMAA

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61 Days Until Kickoff - Blair White's 61 Yard TD Reception vs UMAA

Back in the earliest days of the period that has come to be recognized as The Period of Complete Domination, Blair White got the Spartans rolling in Ann Arbor.

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It was a simple dart of a throw by NFLer Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer fired to a streaking Blair White and the unheralded White made every UMAAer on the field that day look like they were all carrying pianos on their backs.

It’s a sure bet that the average UMAAer doesn’t even know who Blair White is to this day.

The geniuses within the UMAA football program had no idea who was as a high schooler and even less of an idea of who he was as a Spartan speedster who got the whole entire thing rolling when he cradled Hoyer’s perfect strike and darted away from everyone.

The only individual on that field during that play that made any meaningful contact with Blair White was Sparty as he welcomed White into the endzone with a hug.

Blair White.

Quintessential Spartan.

Winner.

Faster than every UMAAer on the field.

Better football player than every UMAAer on the field.

Man responsible for getting The Period Of Complete Domination officially underway with this 61 yard touchdown.

Blair White – we tip our cap to you.

Blair White – when the bus returned to Beast Lansing that evening after the Spartans’ 35-21 victory in 2008, my hope is that you settled into a comfortable spot where you were surrounded by pals and gals and that you cracked open a beverage and enjoyed that beverage with those pals and gals.

Blair White – this coming October 20th, when your alma mater wins its 9th game over UMAA in 12 tries (and extends its ten-year run to 9-1), I’d really enjoy cracking open a beverage with you and enjoying our beverages together.

I’ll be at The State Room in The Kellogg Center with my family and lots of friends.  We will save a seat for you.  It will be well-positioned and comfortable and you won’t have to lift a finger other than to drink the beverage.

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