We’ve all been swept up in the moment when trying to grab the right shot. Unfortunately for a photographer who was covering the College Football National Championship on Monday night, that meant being knocked to the ground by 6′4″, 246-pound sophomore tight end Irv Smith Jr.
The photographer was running across the end zone in an attempt to get as close to the action as possible, following the eruption of excitement of DeVonta Smith’s winning touchdown, when he crashed into Smith Jr. Watch the very moment below:
And the moment did not go unnoticed by Twitter users either, who took to the social media site to post clips of the incident, accompanied by comments like “RIP to that cameraman” and “I hope that cameraman got a good shot.” There’s no official word on any injuries sustained, but from the clip, it looks like the photographer lived to see another day. Let’s hope the same can be said for the camera!
Earlier at the same game, two other photographers escaped serious injury by mere seconds, just about managing to dodge a player who dove right into the photo area.
It looks like football is a full-contact sport for the players and the photographers.
[via Huffington Post]