In football, outstanding plays are given unique names. We have the "pick six," the "Hail Mary," "student body right" and many others that have been created over the years.

To become a named play requires that the outstanding play is unique and the name can be pronounced by sports announcers. It usually takes several years and much debate over beer and pretzels to make such a decision. But an obscure rule states that an outstanding play automatically receives a name if it is done in both a league championship game and a bowl game.

Andrew Van Ginkel's interceptions in both the Ohio State game and the Miami game meet that criteria. And from this day forth that play shall be called a "Van Ginkel"!

Greg Moon, Fitchburg

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