Found September 22, 2012 on Outside the Boxscore:
PLAYERS: Jordan Reed
TEAMS: Florida Gators

Earlier today, University of Florida tight end Jordan Reed became a notable name on the Internet after holding onto a 25-yard reception while taking a vicious hit in the second quarter of the Gators game against the University of Kentucky.

Watch as Reed makes the catch and then gets jacked up by Kentucky safety Mikie Benton with a helmet-to-helmet hit:

The hit caused Reed to injure his shoulder but he is believed to be okay.

(Courtesy of The Huffington Post)


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