Athletes are always trying to make and break records. That is just part of the competitive spirit motivates them to practice and strive for victory in the first place. Some records only last a little while before another great competitor takes the top slot, but there are also a few that have stood the test of time. The most impressive of them have lasted so long that they seem almost impossible to break.
Charlie Calhoun: Most Punts
People tend to overlook the punt, but it really can decide games. Charlie Calhoun took the record for most punts in a single game all the way back in 1939, with a stunning 36 of them in one game. That happened because the game took place during heavy rain, which made it impossible for either team to move the ball in any other way. The end result was a game with a total of 77 punts and a record that is going to last for the foreseeable future.
University of Oklahoma: Longest Winning Streak
Even a short winning streak is an impressive feat in a competitive environment, but this one blows all of the others out of the water. The Oklahoma Sooners managed an incredible streak of 47 victories spread over four years. The streak started in 1953 and lasted all the way until Notre Dame broke it in 1957. That is a record that has held up for more than half a century, and it is such an impressive streak that it will probably last for decades to come.
David Klingler: Most Touchdown Passes in One Game
Not all of these records date back to grandpa’s day. David Klingler set the record for the most touchdown passes in a single game in 1990 when he threw 11 of them. He was an excellent player and that is not his only record, but it is the one that has stood the test of time.