When everyone thought the Toledo Rockets were headed for the win against Notre Dame, Jack Coan provided the Fighting Irish a true hero moment that fans will remember for the years to come.
After the Rockets scored a touchdown with 1:35 left to play in the final quarter, Coan knew he had to step up to get them back in the lead. However, the young quarterback dislocated his finger moments later to the shock and fear of the home fans in attendance at Notre Dame Stadium.
Instead of succumbing to the minor pain, Coan asked a team trainer to pop his finger back in place before throwing what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.
Here's the wild and crazy sequence for Coan and Notre Dame:
Jack Coan popped his finger back in and then threw the game winning TD
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— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 11, 2021
Jack Coan dislocated his finger on Notre Dame's last drive, came back, and threw a TD to take the lead 😳
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 11, 2021
Jack Coan finished the game with 21 completed passes out of 33 attempts for 239 yards and two touchdowns. He did have one interception and it's rather disappointing that Toledo almost won, but the 22-year-old came through the clutch to deliver the 32-29 win for the Fighting Irish.
Of course, Notre Dame fans and the media alike were impressed by Coan's tough showing, taking it to Twitter to deliver their praise for the signal-caller.
Jack coan with that finger pop was legendary
— Joe Butler (@jmbutler123) September 11, 2021
HEISMAN MOMENT https://t.co/LCwEGzZ7bC
— Joseph Goodman, Sports Enthusiast 🎟🍺 (@JoeGoodmanJr) September 11, 2021
Jack Coan came thru ☘️☘️☘️☘️
He can’t move, but he can throw.
— Panthers Culture 🥷🏽🔺 (@PanthersCulture) September 11, 2021
Notre Dame improved to 2-0 on the season after winning their opener against the Florida State Seminoles. Interestingly, they also came back to win in the said showdown after nearly collapsing in the final frame.
The Fighting Irish are certainly becoming one of the more interesting teams as the season progresses.