How cool is Coleby Clawson (aka The Assassin)? The guy has been making plays since he transferred to BYU from Snow College, and last week he was all over the news when laid his now-famous, vicious hit on Sam Bradford.
(Feel free to start using that nickname, by the way. I'm kind of hoping it catches on.)
In fact, Clawson is kind of building a reputation for hurting opposing quarterbacks as a BYU linebacker. Remember BYU's season-opener last year? Clawson gave UNI's Pat Grace a few smashes that will ring through the Grace family for generations. I think Clawson gave concussions to Pat Grace's unborn sons.
Don't get me wrong, I am not revelling in injuries. I feel bad for Bradford (so does Clawson), and I hope he recovers soon enough to lead Oklahoma to an 11-1 season.
I am, however, excited about the sacrifice-the-body reckless abandon with which Coleby Clawson approaches his linebacker spot. As a pass-rusher, it's hard to ask for a better attitude. You want a guy who loves to lay a hit, and Clawson is undeniably that guy.
Keep making hits, Coleby. I look forward to many opposing quarterbacks who are just a little slow to get up this season.