Billy Vessels and Johnny Lattner
by ND27-OK21 (click here to email the poster) (2014-12-24 12:08:36)
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  In reply to: Two best players you've seen in Notre Dame Stadium  posted by meatwhistle

In 1952 the current and future Heisman winners competed in the first ND game I ever attended. Oklahoma's Billy Vessels ran for two touchdowns and caught a long pass for a third. Lattner seemed to be involved in every play, especially on defense.

On the kickoff after ND tied the game at 21, Dan Shannon hit the OK return man so hard he fumbled and ND recovered. I believe the QB on the winning touchdown drive was Tommy Cary, who handed the ball to Neil Worden about six straight times. They missed the PAT but hung on to win.

If anyone has film or memorabilia from that game I would appreciate hearing from him or her.


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