Ah, the chest bump. A traditional celebration in football. After a big play, two players will jump high in the air, make contact with their mid-section, and hopefully land safely on the ground.
Note here, I’m saying PLAYERS do this. Coaches should never attempt the chest bump, especially with a player larger than them….and MOST especially, not after witnessing what went down last weekend.
Following a blocked kick against Western Carolina, Hawaii linebackers coach Sam Duggan was so excited, he wanted to chest bump hulking defender Viane Moala.
It didn’t go well…
As you can see from the clip, Duggan suffered some pretty bad injuries as Moala accidentally used his helmet during the jump, making contact with Duggan’s arm. Ouch.
But hey, give coach a purple heart. Despite being bruised and battered, he’s traveling with the team on Saturday to face UCLA in the Rose Bowl. Something tells me we won’t see any more celebrations from him though. And least, not in the air. ~ Jason