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Charles William "Bill" or "C. W." Streit played football at Auburn (1904-1905) and Washington & Lee (1907-1908) before becoming an official handling football, wrestling, track and field, and a few other sports. For decades, he helped direct the U.S. Olympic wrestling and track teams. He was also the field judge for the 1929 Rose Bowl when "Wrong Way" Riegels got turned around.
However, this Tidbit is not about Streit’s role as an official, but Streit's response when he was among 24 football authorities asked in 1926 to recall the "Most Spectacular Play" they ever saw. Streit's answer harkened to a Thanksgiving Day game in 1907 when he captained the Washington and Lee Presidents against the Bucknell Bison at the Lynchburg (VA) Fair Grounds.
As Striet recalled, it was a nip and tuck game as both offenses moved the ball in the center of the field but struggled to penetrate the 10-yard line. However, Bucknell once drove to the 3-yard line before turning the ball over on downs.