Texas wind knocks punt back for incredibly unlikely safety

There was strange weather across the nation over the weekend, but no one dealt with a more blustery day than the one that affected the Denton (Texas) Guyer High game against Trophy Club (Texas) Byron Nelson High. Just ask Byron Nelson's punter.

As you can see in the rather bizarre video above, Nelson was the victim of one of the most bizarre safeties you will ever see; not only did the ball not go downfield, it ended up in the Nelson end zone, all without a blocked kick.

After lining up for a punt on its own 27-yard line, the unidentified Nelson punter gave the ball a boot only to see a remarkably stiff wind knock it directly backwards. The football rolled to the Nelson end zone and rested there, sending both Nelson and Guyer players scrambling to try and recover it.

Eventually, a Nelson player got to the ball first, handing Guyer two free points and the ball back. Of course, getting the ball back in Guyer's hands would require the exact process that led to the safety; kicking into a stiff wind.

Luckily for Nelson fans, the resulting free kick actually did travel downfield, though not too far. Just more than two minutes after the safety, Guyer was back in the end zone celebrating a touchdown that all but ensured the school's 53-28 victory.

Of course, that victory might not have been quite so notable if it weren't for two safeties, one of which Guyer had absolutely no role in causing itself.

"It was very weird, and from the grace of God those balls bounced our way and those safeties really helped us," Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard told the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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