What's the biggest football hit you have ever seen? My vote goes to Daydrian Taylor on a hit against Bob Stephenson which ended both of their careers.
Daydrian Taylor, case closed. That was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the title of the thread.
I saw this thread title and opened it just to say that this was the biggest hit I ever saw. That year had everything; biggest hit, the best interception (Woodson at MSU), best play (punt return against OSU), HUGE year.
I was at that game. That play was practically the first time penn state got positive yardage and the tight end got positively lit up.
If I'm not mistaken, that hit ended both players' careers. Daydrian Taylor is a folk hero.
Yes. There really is no competition. Never has there been a hit where two players were two players had full steam and just went right into eachother. This is exactly the type of reaction that would happen if two freight trains hit eachother. A chilling, terrifying hit.
A very hard hit that was less destructive would have to be the hit on Reggie Bush from the Philadelphia Eagles. Left Reggie sucking air on the ground.
reggie bush looked like he got hit with Thor's hammer
That hit is painful to watch.
Youtube link below. My buddy in the black shirt got talked into being a "replacement" fighter after the original guy backed out. He lasted um.. 7 seconds.
Penn State '97 will be tough to beat. Exactly what I thought of when I read the title of this thread. Listen to the crowd on that. Eesh...our guy was seriously hurt wasn't he? You know, beyond your normal, every day, bashing of brain against skull.
I remember seeing this posted at some point. This post was different however in that it asks for users to offer their opinion on what they believe is the hardest hit they have ever seen. My vote just happened to be the same as that particular user.
It ended his playing career. I believe he is now a defensive backs coach somewhere.
I forgot who he hit, this was a few years ago, but the dude took a helmet-to-helmet from Junior, and went limp before he hit the ground. It was a pretty scary moment, but at the same time, one of the sickest hits I've seen.
Junior Rosegreen destroyed Reggie Brown.
when that hit happened it was like a bomb went off in the stadium
That one came to mind. Another one I always think of was laid by Corwin Brown (I think) when he was a Lion, on Keyshawn Johnson. Beautiful hit because I've never liked Keyshawn, and his helmet went corkscrewing off his head and spinning way up in the air like a top.
edit: sweet, I found it:
really got his lock picked. ZING!
about that one.. thanks!
There are so many options out there....I've always enjoyed this one.
It has to go to Daydrian Taylor, that hit is just scary to watch. I remember Sean Taylor had a couple too.
Here is a pretty good one by Sean Taylor in the pro bowl. It is almost unfair since he is hitting a punter but still a big hit. If you watch at the 1:05 mark, the video shows the Japanese commentators reaction to the hit - pretty funny.
I demand that all games now be called in Japanese. That was great.
He came out of nowhere on that play.
it's not during a game obviously, but still fun to watch. You'd have to be real desperate to agree to this for a $100.
That guy got folded in half...looked like Gumby.
I can't find this on YouTube, but back in the 70's, kickboxing used to be on CBS Sports Spectacular. The female champion walked up to the male champion after a fight, called him "chicken," slapped him in the face while he was being interviewed, and challanged him to a match the next week. It looked so much like a pro wrestling promo that I thought it was fake.
The next week, they had a "match." The male, possibly Superfoot Wallace, hit a spinning back kick to the head and the female "helicoptered" face down to the mat unconscious. IIRC, she spun a total of about 540 degrees in the air with her arms and legs splayed out. The "match" took about three seconds. She ended up OK, but I don't think she challanged any more males who outweighed her by fifty pounds to fights anymore.
EDIT: How do I embed videos now?
paste URL, and hit the source button again. That's what I do.
The penn state hit was the best I've ever seen. I also have to say the hit by brendan graham on winston is up there in my memory along with the hit by marcus ray on darrell boston that was on the cover of sports illustrated.
If Brandon Graham saw that you spelled his name wrong on a Michigan blog, that might be the hardest hit we've seen. Darrell Boston has a nice ring to it, but it's David Boston (hate that guy).
Love that cover though:
oops. well, can't excuse mispelling Brandon Graham. Oh well.
One of the related videos was Crable's hit on Smith that lost us the 2006 OSU game. That made me sad.
...Is one of the hardest hits I've seen in awhile. Leave it to sparty to go around celebrating murder.
Edit: here's a link. I don't know how to embed anymorez
But this one always comes to mind, the after effects are crazy......
It's threads like this that kept me from ever having an interest in playing football.
This may not be the hardest EVER, but it was pretty awesome.
Mike Tyson, in the first 90 seconds of the first round of Punch-Out!!
It's Daydrian, I can still feel that hit, I remember it like it was yesterday. Honorable mention has to go to the hit Eli Manning got when he was a rookie, awesome, hate that guy.
my newest cleveland brown tj ward hitting zac robinson qb of okstate nasty hit .....youtube it !
He was playing for the Steelers, I believe, he was in the pocket and for some reason he decided to turn his back to the line of scrimmage - like he was going the wrong way, it was quite an odd decision - and he obviously had no idea that a defender was there to light him up. My immediate reaction when I saw it was, that's the hardest hit I've ever seen.
Sorry for not looking for any video on the youtubes.
Ryan Clark against Willis McGahee
Ray Lewis vs the Browns
Hines Ward lays out Ed Reed
Hines Ward against Keith Rivers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPbraVljIrc&feature=related
not really the biggest hit ever, but it's Tebow
or perhaps some Shawn Crable owning Troy Smith would make your day better?
Taylor Mays (link Below)
Benard Pollard ^^^
Shazor is hit number one
also, Alan Branch