Tiger’s kickoff return scores some Memphians free jewelry

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A kickoff return for a touchdown made a lot of Memphis Tiger fans happy and scored some free jewelry for local Memphians.

Hours before the Tigers kicked off their home opener against Louisiana Monroe, Robert Irwin Jeweler tweeted out a sweet deal for fans.

"Your purchase is free if #Memphis returns the opening kickoff of the half for a touchdown, tomorrow against ULM."

Granted it's a long shot, but Tony Pollard made it happen.

Leading 20-7 at halftime, Pollard went 99 yards to make his third kickoff return for a touchdown. It was the second-longest return in program history the Memphis Tigers said. Not to mention it's probably the one some lucky shoppers won't soon forget.

"It was just me sitting there in a dark room with a TV and I saw it go down, and I was just floored, completely floored, I could not believe it," said Howie Knopf, owner and CEO of Robert Irwin Jeweler.

He said anyone who made a purchase between August 14 and 30th will be refunded, which is worth well over $100,000.

The store took out insurance on the deal beforehand and Knopf said they'll announce a "Refund Day" soon where those customers can get their money back.

The Tigers won the game 37-29.