Athlete: Stanford University band
Was anyone on the Stanford band a scholarship athlete? Nope. But 144 of them were in a position to make a tackle on an infamous play that cost their team a win against the University of California.
With four seconds remaining and Stanford up 20-19, Cal began a desperate lateral play with time expiring. After, presumably, recording decent SAT scores, but totally unaware of how a football game ends, the Stanford band inexplicably walked onto the field. Cal cut through the horn section and into the end zone.