A person who returns punts or kicks usually needs more than a lucky break. He needs speed, quickness, and the ability to follow his blockers. But a fast halfback named Abler Haynes from Texas State College returned a punt just by using his head. Haynes dropped back for a punt, and the punt was short. It dropped a few yards away from Haynes. It took a high bounce, and rolled to a stop. Players from both teams gathered around the ball. Referees started to come in, but hadn't blown the whistle yet. Cautiously Haynes picked up the ball casually as if to toss the ball to the referee. But instead, he picked up the ball, and sprinted off. When Haynes was 20 yards away from the opponent team they realized what he was doing. The opponent team argued that the referee was late blowing his whistle, but the referee said the play was legal, and the touchdown counted.