A horrific late hit in a college football game has been met with dismay on social media.
According to USA Today, the incident in question was captured on camera in a game between the Toledo Rockets and the Northern Illinois Huskies.
Defensive end Terrance Taylor can be seen putting a helmet-to-helmet hit on quarterback Ross Bowers when he was on his knees on the pitch, in a dangerous move that could have caused serious injury.Check out this toe-curling footage of the incident below:
In the above footage, which was recorded in the third quarter of Northern Illinois' 31-28 win, Bowers can be seen keeping the ball on a read-option play and rolling out to the left. But after slipping on the Glass Bowl's FieldTurf surface, he popped up to his knees. Then Taylor can be seen sprinting in and making a helmet-to-helmet hit from behind.
Luckily, the quarterback wasn’t badly injured in the incident. Taylor was initially called for a personal foul for the collision before the play was reviewed, the call was changed to targeting, and he was ejected from the game.Watch another clip of the tackle right here:
This incident has occurred just a few weeks after Oakland Raiders player Vontaze Burfict end up suspended for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season after the linebacker badly hurt Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle in September.
Check out some of the reactions to the foul on social media:
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