Sep 14, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; A general view of Beaver Stadium prior to the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Central Florida Knights. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O

GIF: Referee Takes Hard Shot in Penn State-UCF Game


No one ever definitively said that being a referee in a football game is safe. While we often scrutinize, chastise or just plain make fun of them for some of their actions, you have to admire the courage it takes to be right in the middle of the action.

This was evident in the first half of the game Saturday between Penn State and Central Florida. As Penn State was driving toward the end zone, one of the officials found himself a little more involved in the action than he probably would have liked to be.

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I mean, to his credit, he tried his best to get out of the way. But, like they say in the game of football, you have to keep your head on a swivel and watch that back side.

(h/t SB Nation)

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