It might have been the highlight moment of his football career, but you wouldn’t have known it looking at Travis Britz.
When he threw his hands into the air and swatted an extra-point try against Oklahoma on Saturday, the Kansas State junior defensive tackle kept his celebration to a minimum. Even though he helped the Wildcats preserve a 31-30 victory, tying a program record with his fifth blocked kick, his mind was too focused on the here and now of a difficult road game to comprehend the bigger picture.
He remained hesitant to reflect on the play three days later.
“It’s something I should be doing every time,” Britz said Tuesday. “It’s something that is really neat and special, but at the time I was probably thinking, ‘Yes, I’m off the field.’ Looking back on it, it probably was a special moment.”
Other teams might not ask a key defensive contributor like Britz to block kicks, opting to let him rest up for his next series. Britz is happy to do it.