Robert Landers provided one of the best moments of Week 1 when he scooped up a loose football and rumbled 35 yards to the end zone for touchdown return against Indiana on Thursday night. The sophomore even shook off would-be tacklers inside the 5-yard line.
Unfortunately for Landers (and the internet), the call of a fumble was overturned and Landers’ score did not count. It was not the first #FatGuyTouchdown of the season.
Landers bounced right back and provided another great moment Monday when he explained his disappointment in the call being overturned during a press conference.
“I was heartbroken,” the 283-pound Ohio State defensive tackle said. “That’s every fat boy’s dream.”
Robert Landers on the TD being overturned: "I was heartbroken. That's every fat boy's dream."
— Ryan Ginn (@rmginn) September 4, 2017
Landers quickly clarified, joking “I’m not fat. Just a little thick around the edges.”
"Aw man, I was heartbroken. That's every fat boy's dream." – Robert Landers on his overturned scoop-and-score. pic.twitter.com/BNBJIK43EP
— Kevin Harrish (@Kevinish) September 4, 2017
Landers took it all in stride, saying “in my book, it still counts.” Luckily for Landers, the highlight will live forever.
Not sure about everyone else, but we're still watching this. pic.twitter.com/VhKqrvmW01
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) September 1, 2017
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