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Hail Mary Pass

does anyone know when and where this was used in a sports game?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:39 AM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • All the time. It's a long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success, usually near the end of the game. It was made famous in 1975. Here's a link to a list of Hail Mary passes in American football.


    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:46 AM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • 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.

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 5:38 AM on Feb. 12, 2010

  • It could have been used before '75, that's just when Roger Staubach used the phrase and really made it famous.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 8:47 AM on Feb. 12, 2010

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