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Untold Stories From Super Bowl XVII: Otis Wonsley

Otis Wonsley was a backup running back and special teams player for the Redskins' Super Bowl XVII championship team. Read his recollections--in his own words--on his missed opportunitity in the game:

"After that game, I probably did not get to sleep until 4 a.m. I played that game over in my mind a thousand times. And to be honest, there were some plays, particularly on special teams, that I wasn't really happy about.

"Just before halftime, we score, and tie the game at 10-10. But we let them come right back with a big special teams play. Fulton Walker returned the kickoff back for a touchdown.

"I'm coming down on this play, and I'm thinking, 'I'm going to take out the wedge, and let one of my teammates make the tackle.' Then, what happened was, somebody clipped me. They didn't call it.

"As I'm going down, I missed Walker by about six inches. He takes off.

"That one hurt us. We took a lot of pride in our special teams. That play really bothered me."


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