Western Kentucky linebacker Andrew Jackson delivered the hit of the weekend on Saturday. The senior busted through the middle of the Kentucky line and absolutely obliterated Wildcats running back Jonathan George on a fourth-down inside handoff in the third quarter. It wasn’t quite as good as Jadeveon Clowney’s hit on Vincent Smith because the helmet didn’t pop off, but the impact and power seemed to be the similar.
It should come as no surprise that Jackson recorded a team-leading 122 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and 3 quarterback hits last year and was a first-team all-Sun Belt Conference selection.
Just to jog your memory, Jackson is also the same player who had a quote that went viral two years ago. While facing Kentucky (again), he said aloud on the sidelines, “they supposed to be SEC” with disappointment toward the Wildcats. Once again, Jackson proved that Kentucky was not living up to its SEC billing. The Hilltoppers won the game 35-26 in Bobby Petrino’s coaching debut with the school.
Below is a different look at the highlight: