The Game couldn't be played, so this will have to do.
Feeling the disappointment from the cancellation of this year's Ohio State vs. Michigan game, punters Drue Chrisman and Brad Robbins had to do something to fill the void, so they did what specialists do best – punt, and make viral social media content.
After teasing a "punt-off" last week, Chrisman and Robbins did get together for what turned into more of a fun punting trick shot exhibition – and they even let Penn State punter Jordan Stout crash the party.
There was no true winner in the competition – besides us fans, who got to consume the glorious punting content – but the trio did team up with the Minnesota specialists to plug their "A Very Specialist Holiday!" fund.
A Very Specialist Holiday began when former Gopher punter & holder, Peter Mortell, used his bowl game gift-card to purchase toys for patients at St. Joseph's Home for Children. Further, Pete carried the torch the following year by partnering with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to supply presents for every child in the hospital during the holiday season. As we enter the 5th season of A Very Specialist Holiday, we are enthralled by the overwhelming support of what it means to Serve and Give as a University of Minnesota student-athlete.
This Holiday season, we wish to continue the tradition and help ensure an ELITE holiday experience for as many children and families as possible. As such, we hope Gopher fans and many others across Minnesota and the Nation will consider joining our mission in any way, shape, or form to support patients and family programming services at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. We understand that this year has been very difficult with the circumstances for many, however, anything will help! All past, current, and future Gopher Specialists thank you for helping us continue our partnership with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital!
Punts for a good cause. We wouldn't have it any other way.