The Notre Dame spring game was absolutely boring, much like every spring game across the country. Not enough scoring to keep you entertained, horrific special teams and a bunch of coaches on the sidelines scared to open up the playbook in front of a national audience in a meaningless game.
And then it happened!
Late in the game, Notre Dame finally scored a touchdown, which provided a chance for head coach Brian Kelly to pay up after losing a bet. Defensive lineman Louis Nix III was on the field as a quarterback for the two-point conversion attempt. It may just be me, but it looks like the big man has played the position before, as he tells his receivers where to lineup and then did a good job of handling the ball in the shotgun formation.
He looks for an open receiver, and then takes off right up the gut of the defense. I'm sure there were a couple of Notre Dame defenders who could have made a tackle, but nobody is foolish enough to stand in the way of 300-plus pounds.
Nix commented on the play, according to Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune:
#NotreDame NG Louis Nix on QBing two-point conversion: "When in doubt, just run the ball. That's what I did. Everybody moved."— Brian Hamilton (@ChiTribHamilton) April 20, 2013
With this type of awareness and mobility, Kelly now has no chance but to consider putting the defensive player on the depth chart as a signal-caller.
Nix was able to live every defender's dream. Not only did he score points playing offense, but he was able to play the quarterback position. This may just be a regular spring game to the rest of the country, but I'm sure this is a moment that the big man will never forget.