Statistical Oddity of the Decade


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Here is one for the books from a statistical oddity standpoint. Clemson long snapper Phillip FajgenbaumPhillip Fajgenbaum
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recovered a Florida State punt fumble in the first half. It set up a Clemson touchdown, helping the Tigers to a 21-14 lead at intermission. It was the first fumble recovery of Fajgenbaum’s career.

What made it odd was that it marked the third straight trip to Tallahassee that a Clemson long snapper had recovered a Florida State fumble. And those are the only recovered fumbles by Clemson long snappers in the 21st Century. In 2010, Matt SkinnerMatt Skinner
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recovered a Florida State fumble on a punt return and in 2008 Charles Roediger accomplished the same feat. So all three on the road at Florida State on each of Clemson’s last three trips.

In fact, it was Roediger who called the unusual occurrence to the attention of Clemson associate SID Brian Hennessy as he left the stadium.

Source: Tim Bourret

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