When the word is "Me," Duncan begins to talk to himself: "Catch the football, Speedy. You can't go anywhere without the football." He does not react further until he hears Vactor shout the fail-safe command, either "Fair catch" or "Take it."
Duncan is on the small side—5'10" and 180—but he is not bothered by the tension or the high incidence of injury in his field of endeavor, one that Don Shula calls "the greatest pressure situation in sports."
"Running back punts is challenging," says Duncan. "It's like being a race driver. I always tell myself, man, I never could be a race driver. But I guess a race driver would say, man, I could never stand out there and catch punts."
Duncan is probably right. The whole thing sounds, well, suicidal.