The Kid Who Fractured His Hip Scoring The Miracle Touchdown In The Michigan/Michigan State Game Says He Would Do It All Over Again Because DUH
I know this is just one of those spiritual messages that players post to help them feel better about being injured, but yeah bro, we know you would do it all again. Not only because you're a football player and putting your body on the line for your teammates is just something you signed up for, but because you're a redshirt freshman that just became a fucking hero. You're a backup defensive back, that's barely on the 2-deep, and has three more years at Michigan State. For someone that primarily plays special teams, that play was a dream come true. You'd be a goddamn idiot not to do it again knowing the result. This would be like a lottery winner saying he would play the lottery again. A freshman, that only plays sparingly, making this play is like his equivalent of winning the Heisman. Fuck a hip. Most players would give both legs and an arm to be responsible for that big of a play in that big of a game.
That play is going to be broadcast on like 100 different commercials over the next year. It's going to be an iconic play that symbolizes one the of the biggest rivalries in college football. Jalen Watts-Jackson's kids are going to see that play before they even know it was their dad that made it. Decades down the line there are going to be people banging on his door looking for an interview on the 20th or 30th anniversary of that play. I'm almost insulted that he thought that this was something that needed to be said. "Oh, look at Jalen, he's so selfless to make a miraculous play that will go as the craziest finish in college football history". Don't worry man, you're never going to have to make that play again because it was, quite literally, a once in a lifetime play. That's why you should cherish every second in that hospital bed and every second it takes you to recover from that hip surgery. It's a small price to pay to be remembered as a legend. Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever.