The Grizzlies (2) Kyle Linville and Butler's Sean Grady (27) make a play the ball during an NCAA football game at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind. The Grizzlies lost by a score of 28-31. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
Butler's Sean Horan (52) knocks down Franklin Grizzlies' Kyle Linville during a pass play drawing a pass interference call in an NCAA football game at Franklin College. The Grizzlies lost by a score of 28-31. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
The play wasn’t exotic by any stretch of the imagination — a routine quick-out that netted eight yards.
Kyle Linville had run hundreds of these in football practices and games. This time, however, not even an established defender like history could stop Franklin College’s senior split end.
The reception against Butler on Sept. 14 was No. 208 of Linville’s career, making him the program’s all-time leader in that department. He’s since padded that total to 221 entering the 13th-ranked Grizzlies’ game at Earlham.