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Who was the 1st football player to dunk a football over the crossbar?

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It was Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson of the Dallas Cowboys, as far as my memory serves me. As I watched it on CBS (called by Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier), I remember thinking it was the first time I had ever seen it. Here's how and when it happened: In Dallas' NFC Championship game victory on Jan 7, 1979 over my beloved LA Rams, Henderson closed out a 28-0 win with 1:19 left in the game by intercepting a Vince Ferragamo pass and returning it 68-yards for the final touchdown. Henderson then proceeded to celebrate by slam-dunking the football over the goal post deep in the end zone at the LA Colisem. Dallas went on to lose 35-31 to the juggernaut called the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIII at the Orange Bowl in Miami. That loss is remembered by Cowboy fans mostly for a dropped pass in the end zone by tight end Jackie Smith late in the game which would have changed the outcome of the game. As for the Rams, they would finally reach the Super Bowl the following year at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, only to lose to the Steelers as well, 31-19.
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