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Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin grabs crotch after 45-yard field goal

Michigan kicker Quinn Nordin (3) prepares to make a field goal against South Carolina during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Holding is Garrett Moores. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Quinn Nordin was responsible for all of Michigan’s points in the first half of the Outback Bowl against South Carolina.

Nordin made all three field goals he attempted, including a 45-yarder as time expired in the second quarter. That kick gave the Wolverines a 9-3 lead at the break, and he let the Gamecocks’ sideline know about it:

(via ESPN)

Yeah… Nordin went with the Baker Mayfield-esque crotch grab. As Mayfield will tell you, Quinn, that’s generally frowned upon. Perhaps Nordin was still mad about the pre-bowl game bowling alley shouting match. 

(Update: Nordin apologized after the game.)

South Carolina got the last laugh in a come-from-behind 26-19 win. 

As far as kickers go, Nordin has become kind of infamous. He once announced his verbal commitment to Penn State with a video that involved this dramatic look out a plane window.


But Nordin flipped his commitment to the in-state Wolverines after UM coach Jim Harbaugh slept over at his house. Yeah, he’s that guy.



Nordin has a huge leg. He notably drilled two 50-plus-yard kicks in a Week 1 win over Florida and, after the game against South Carolina, finished the year 19-of-24 on field goals. He connected on all four of his attempts.

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