Robert Griffin III earned his nickname, RG3, with some unbelievable performances during his college career at Baylor. Nebraska’s Ron Kellog III isn’t exactly on the Heisman fast track like Griffin was once, but he may have earned himself a nickname of his own after his memorable performance on Saturday.
Kellog, a seldom used senior quarterback, was forced into action after freshman Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw three interceptions against Northwestern on Saturday. With the Cornhuskers on the verge of another letdown late in the game, Kellog took matters into his own hands to ensure a Nebraska victory.
Northwestern took a 24-21 lead with just over a minute remaining in the game, not leaving Nebraska with much time to try and get up the field for a game-tying score. The Huskers remained cool in the moment, though, marching up to midfield with just a few seconds remaining and giving Kellog a chance to heave one last prayer into the end zone.
The senior launched a 49-yard bomb down to the goal line as time expired on the clock. The pass fell just short of the end zone, giving Northwestern defenders a chance to swat the ball down. Instead one defensive back tipped the pass back into the end zone, allowing freshman receiver Jake Westerkamp to reel it in and give the Huskers the win. Kellog and his teammates went nuts after the touchdown, too, sprinting around the field as if they had just won the Super Bowl.
He likely won’t ever be near the player that Griffin is, but, after that heroic finish, maybe Nebraska fans should take a page out of the Washington quarterback’s playbook and start referring to Kellog as RK3.
Check out the amazing play in the video below.