I always thought it generated here in South Bend. at Notre Dame. At the end of one of the end zones you can see Jesus with out stretched arms, that has come to be known as Touchdown Jesus. Sometime before 1975 I can't remember which game, it was a big one. The Quaterback throw a long pass in the last seconds not anyone in particular that was caught by a player that really hadn't caught anything all during the game. this happened toward the TD Jesus end zone. A local sportscaster got caught up in the moment and said with Jesus in the baclground he must have said a Hail Mary as he threw the pass. That's the local story.
at 5:38 AM on Feb. 12, 2010