David Langner of “Punt Bama Punt” Fame Dies
AUBURN, Ala. (WHNT)- Auburn Football legend David Langner died Saturday after a battle with cancer. That’s according to our news partners at Al.com.
While the name might not be familiar to some, if you say the phrase, “Punt Bama Punt,” then what he’s associated with comes to mind for many.
During the 1972 Iron Bowl Auburn trailed Alabama 16- 3 before Langer returned two blocked punts for touchdowns. Auburn ended up winning 17-16. It would be the last Auburn victory over the Tide until 1982.
“David Langner was one of Auburn’s greats who will be remembered by generations to come,” Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs said in a statement. “He was a fierce competitor who fought cancer as hard as he fought any opponent he faced. I know the entire Auburn family joins me in offering our sympathy and prayers to his family.”
Langner worked at a car dealership in Tuscaloosa until he retired in November. He played at Auburn from 1971 to 1973 and was an All-SEC defensive back in his final season.
Langner was 62.
Here is a video clip of “Punt Bama Punt” from Auburn Athletics.