Hurdling defenders sure seems like the latest craze. And if the first three weeks of the season is any indication, few do it better than Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. The Spartan star first showed off his track and field skills in Week 1, when he hurdled Boise State’s Jeremy Ioane. On Saturday night, Bell made another would-be tackler look foolish, this time hurdling Notre Dame’s Zeke Motta.
Big Ten secondaries may want to take notice, because that’s two hurdles over opposing safeties in three weeks. To be fair, what can they do? Bell comes in at nearly 250 pounds, and with ballcarriers of that size, defenders are taught to go for the legs, leaving them susceptible to being jumped over.
That being the case, we may not have seen the last of Bell hurdling a poor defender.
Now for the important question: Which hurdle do you like more? Tell us!
If you don’t remember them, watch the two plays again.
Here’s Hurdle No. 1:
And Hurdle No. 2:
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