Posted December 28th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Bowls, Football

I didn’t know [tag]Mack Brown[/tag] had any kids before tonight. About two seconds during tonight’s [tag]Holiday Bowl[/tag] certainly changed that as Mack’s stepson [tag]Chris Jessee[/tag] accidentally became very famous for all the wrong reasons. If the Longhorns hadn’t come back for the big bowl victory he might have ended up being infamous.

Check out video of the play below:

The look on his face after the replay ruling and the explanation is so pained. He’s definitely a candidate for those Southwest Airlines commercials, “Want to get away?” Chris certainly did after [tag]Arizona State[/tag] turned his blunder into seven points. Put a logo at the end of that YouTube video and send a check to Chris and boom we’ve got ourselves a commercial.

The number of non-players on the sideline is definitely something that should be looked at in the offseason for Texas and I’m sure other teams as well. Most of those guys have no true purpose for being down there and the more people you have around the harder it is to keep everyone where they should be. Safety is an issue as well here, both the players on the field and the sideline are more vulnerable to injuries when there’s people all over the place.

I’m glad it worked out the way it did because this could have been real bad for Chris and Mack. He (and about 4 other guys) should not have been on the field at all, but (not) touching the ball was an honest mistake. He thought it had been a forward pass and so did the ref who briefly called intentional grounding. Enjoy the moment Chris and don’t feel too bad.

It’s awful close but I think he doesn’t touch the ball. What do you think?

Did Chris Jessee touch the football?

Total Votes: 467

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Slightly better and much longer video is below. Watch the top one first unless you really want to watch a ton of the same replay and see the refs stumble back and forth on where to place the ball after the penalty.

Thanks to Awful Announcing for the videos. If I find a higher quality replay I’ll post it. ESPN also had a brief interview with Chris after the game and I’ll throw that up if they post or someone YouTubes it.

Update: I’ve changed the spelling of “Chris Jesse” to “Chris Jessee” as both and SportsCenter use that spelling. Still not 100% sure that’s right.

Update: Video of the the Chris Jessee interview has now been posted.


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  1. reply to  #1

    Bill Hudson

    Chris didn’t touch the ball! It doesn’t even matter that he did or didn’t, the longhorns still won by more then 6 points. The only reason why this is a story is the fact that it is a coaches son….yeah not stepson, if you knew the relationship, you would know. STOP MAKING THIS A STORY, IT WAS A HONEST MISTAKE!

  2. reply to  #2


    What a jacka$$. WTF is that guy doing three feet out in the field of play. He’s just down there watching the game with his thumb up hi a$$.

  3. reply to  #3

    Sam Longhorn

    That dude is a complete ass with no impulse control. Whatever grief he gets is completely deserved. Dumbass.

    [Editor’s note: Comment edited, no need for the personal attack on the guy. Feel free to attack his actions.]

  4. reply to  #4

    Chris Jesse

    Ya I did it, and I would have knocked some heads if it was not for the damn coaches pulling. You know what else? I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

  5. reply to  #5

    Momma Jesse


  6. reply to  #6

    Colt McCoy


  7. reply to  #7


    Chris Jessee is the correct spelling of his name.

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