Matt Craven did his best Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots impression on Saturday.
During a game against Division III football powerhouse Mt. Union, the freshman wideout from Ohio Northern caught a screen pass in the flats and was promptly demolished by defensive back Joshua Scott.
The hit sent Craven’s helmet and mouthguard flying through the air and saddled Scott with a 15-yard personal foul. It was a vicious blow, sure, but a second look shows that it may not have been a dirty one. The initial point of contact appears to be Scott’s shoulder pad on Craven’s upper chest, with the helmet popping off as the receiver falls backward.
Check out the video below to decide for yourself.