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Who’s the biggest hitter in college football?

Karl Joseph, Curry Sexton set out to answer that very question and came up with a list of 14 bone-crushing tacklers. There are some household names on there — Hayes Pullard, Shaq Thompson, Landon Collins — but none of those guys rank in the top four.

Instead, it’s a West Virginia safety who’s No. 1.

For my money, the hardest hit I’ve ever seen in person at a college football game came here — skip to about the 6:25 mark. Of course, it was illegal, but that one always sticks out.

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7 Responses to “Who’s the biggest hitter in college football?”
  1. fitz66 says: Jun 30, 2014 11:11 AM

    Cue the Jim Ross “OH MY GOD”

  2. bonerchamp says: Jun 30, 2014 12:29 PM

    It’s Perryman and it’s not close.

  3. thekatman says: Jun 30, 2014 4:25 PM

    Those hits don’t come close to the hits Ray Malaluga and Taylor Mays, put on Pac-10 opponents back in 2008.

  4. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Jun 30, 2014 6:36 PM

    How about that lick that Jordan Zumwalt put on Logan Thomas last season if we’re going look back in history.

  5. smackingfools says: Jun 30, 2014 8:48 PM

    You can’t promote hard hits! Oh wait, this isn’t the NFL.

  6. cfballfan1 says: Jun 30, 2014 8:59 PM

    No Shililique “The Freak” Calhoun??

    This list is automatically DQ’ed.

  7. kaspauf says: Jul 1, 2014 9:41 AM

    Reggie “The Eraser” Nelson used to make some vicious hits as well as Major Wright but this kid does hit pretty hard.

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