The Ballad Of Reggie Roby

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by DKphin, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. DKphin

    DKphin FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Messages:
    13,243
    Likes Received:
    3,703
    Trophy Points:
    113
    [​IMG]

    Hayden Fry's first recruiting class included a baseball player: a star pitcher out of Waterloo East named Reggie Roby. Nothing about Reggie was small; at 6’4” and over 250 pounds he was built like a lineman. The same howitzer arm that got him drafted by the Cincinnati Reds out of high school made him a star quarterback for East High’s football team. As the team’s punter and kicker he was able to fire the ball long distances without even hopping on his plant foot to hit the ball with a little more power. Choosing football over baseball, Reggie moved 90 minutes south to join Hayden fry in rebuilding the Hawkeyes.

    https://www.offtackleempire.com/2019/7/11/20689865/the-ballad-of-reggie-roby-iowa-hawkeyes-punter
     
  2. studsatele

    studsatele Starter Super Donator

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I remember him. Damned good punter.
     
    phinfan33 likes this.
  3. royalshank

    royalshank Not a Game-Changer Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 2006
    Messages:
    11,153
    Likes Received:
    4,161
    Trophy Points:
    113
    He flipped the field all the time. He’s punt in our EZ and the other team would start a their 35.
     
  4. BigNastyFish

    BigNastyFish A True Fan Donator

    Joined:
    Sep 2012
    Messages:
    3,941
    Likes Received:
    2,800
    Trophy Points:
    113
    His "orbital strikes" went so high they were routinely muffed!

    Not many punters create turnovers!

    Him and Ray Guy -- best ever.
     
    coalesce likes this.
  5. DrMultimedia

    DrMultimedia Doctorate

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    282
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I've never forgotten going to the Orange Bowl and seeing his punts get higher than the stadium. The guy truly had a leg.
     
  6. TheWozz

    TheWozz FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 2012
    Messages:
    1,268
    Likes Received:
    842
    Trophy Points:
    113
    used to wear a watch and check his hang time if I recall correctly...
     
    DolfanDuBbZ~ and gofins60 like this.
  7. illscriptures

    illscriptures We need better LB's

    Joined:
    Dec 2005
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    774
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Have no idea who the guy was but he sounds like a beast.

    "You're either first or your last!"
     
  8. phinfan33

    phinfan33 A True Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 2005
    Messages:
    4,938
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Reggie was one hell of good punter. He'd boom those kicks and that ball would have damn good hang time.
     
    DolfanDuBbZ~ and studsatele like this.
  9. studsatele

    studsatele Starter Super Donator

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Messages:
    1,934
    Likes Received:
    271
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Damn right! He kicked them so high, wind speed and direction had to be accounted for. If he kicked them any higher, then the rotation of the earth would've needed to be taken into account. Only punter in my memory that almost needed a ghillie suit and a trip to Benning for sniper school. Lol.
     
    DolfanDuBbZ~ and phinfan33 like this.
  10. DKphin

    DKphin FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Messages:
    13,243
    Likes Received:
    3,703
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Is the Dolphins G.O.A.T. punter
     
    coalesce and Roby-4 like this.
  11. FanMarino

    FanMarino HOF Pass Master

    Joined:
    Aug 2004
    Messages:
    5,419
    Likes Received:
    431
    Trophy Points:
    83
    He's BOOMED them!! Had a great leg action and man did he get height AND distance. My favourite Special Teams player back in the day.
     
    DolfanDuBbZ~ and phinfan33 like this.
  12. Wishfishin

    Wishfishin Waterboy

    Joined:
    Apr 2005
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    315
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Saquon Barkley's thighs are toothpicks compared to Roby's.
     
  13. DKphin

    DKphin FinHeaven VIP Finheaven VIP Donator

    Joined:
    Aug 2008
    Messages:
    13,243
    Likes Received:
    3,703
    Trophy Points:
    113
    This :up:
     
    DolfanDuBbZ~ likes this.
  14. Highzenga

    Highzenga A True Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 2012
    Messages:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    357
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Reggie Roby was the best punter in the league for a long time.
     
    TheJetsBlow likes this.
  15. volk

    volk Seasoned Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 2004
    Messages:
    2,854
    Likes Received:
    651
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Roby was an amazing punter.
     
    TheJetsBlow and DolfanDuBbZ~ like this.

Share This Page