Here’s a photo and video of Seattle Seahawks player Owen Schmitt, who split his forehead in pregame warmups today by … wait for it … hitting himself with his own helmet.
(Scariest part? Fullback Schmitt played in the game, catching one pass)
What would possess Schmitt to consider doing such a crazy thing in the first place?
Why, because he did it *successfully* in college at West Virginia. (Where he was a walk-on, no less.)
(Introducing the Forrest Griffin of football)
Video of his head exploding today after the jump. Read more…
College football fans will likely recall Matt Vasgersian’s epic call of Owen Schmitt’s touchdown in West Virginia’s upset win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. As the burly Schmitt barreled down the sideline en route to a long touchdown, Vasgersian yelled, “Like a runaway beer truck!”
It was an iconic nickname in an era where so few are spontaneous and evocative, and one that stuck with him as he joined the NFL. Spontaneous and evocative, yes, but now, extremely unfortunate.