If you visit this space regularly, you’ve seen a lot of cheap shots in college and pro football this season. But Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley’s spear of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is clearly the worst caught on video in a high profile game this year - if not in recent memory.
(Ignoring this play may come at a price for Auburn, SEC)
After the Bulldogs QB released a pass during the Auburn-Georgia game Saturday the Tigers defensive lineman lowered his helmet into the back of the unsuspecting Murray - after a five yard, unimpeded run-up.
Fairly was called for a personal foul on the play but remained in the game and later delivered another hit on Murray that knocked the quarterback out of the game.