Worst collision ever?

Submitted by Route66 on October 22nd, 2009 at 2:37 PM

The UofM/PSU game always jogs my memory back to this hit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEccmg4JRbE

Can anyone tell me what happened to the PSU guy? I know the UofM kid broke a bone in his neck. The YouTube member says it ended both of their careers, is this true for the PSU kid?

This has to be one of the top five worst collisions in football. Or at least one of the most violent.

Comments

Blue Bunny Friday

October 22nd, 2009 at 3:19 PM ^

Quick google search didn't turn up much. Found this though:

"The Wolverines truly left their mark on the Lions -- in the form of pain. Fullback Bob Stephenson, tailback/fullback Chris Eberly and defensive tackle David Fleischhauer all sustained concussions of varying degrees against Michigan.

Paterno said Fleischhauer and Eberly may play this week, but was certain Stephenson would be out for at least a month. Stephenson sustained his injury in a spectacular collision with safety Daydrion Taylor along the sideline. Stephenson was knocked unconscious on the play."

Also, a Daily article mentions it here:
http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1997/nov/11-11-97/sports/sports1.html