College Football started only a couple of weeks ago and we possibly just saw our “hit of the year.”
Boise State defensive tackle Chase Hatada lit up New Mexico Lobos quarterback Lamar Jordan. It’s one of the scariest hits you’ll ever see.
Jordan scrambled and threw away the ball to avoid pressure. The play ended with Hatada lifting the Lobos quarterback off of his feet with a brutal shot.
OUCHHHHH. And stay to the end to see Lamar Jordan trying to walk off the field. Scary. pic.twitter.com/vInuvgGEng
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 15, 2017
Hatada was immediately ejected from the game due to his illegal hit on Jordan.
Chase Hatada has been disqualified for targeting.
— Jay Tust (@KTVBSportsGuy) September 15, 2017
@ChaseHatada you are a chump for that cheap shot.
— Tanner Marsh (@marshmadness16) September 15, 2017
Hits like these are especially dangerous and over the past couple of years, there has been more research into the damages football players sustain every year. It is important to hand out such harsh penalties to players that perform these dangerous hits so we can avoid that type of behavior moving forward. In this case, the QB was defenseless and the refs made the right call in tossing Hatada.
H/T Daily Caller