AUBURN, Ala. -- The catch will be replayed for eternity in Iron Bowl circles.
Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen slipped past Alabama’s defenders, catching a wide open throwback pass from Cam Newton for a 7-yard touchdown that lifted the Tigers to a 28-27 victory last Friday.
Then came the dance. Teammates still can’t quite decide how to describe it.
“The leprechaun dance,” left tackle Lee Ziemba said.
“It looked like a Riverdance to me,” right guard Byron Isom said.
“I asked him: ‘What was that?’” offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn said. “He said he was excited. Wow. We’ll give him that one since that was such a big play. We’ll let it go that one time.”
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tight end Lutzenkirchen dances into spotlight
It wasn't an all-Cam Newton day for Auburn stories. I wrote this one about tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen as well. Here's how it starts: