Georgia linebackers coach Mike Ekeler got a little too excited while celebrating during the Bulldogs game against Auburn on Saturday, it appeared he almost injured freshman defensive back Rico McGraw.
As Ekeler jumped to celebrate with his player, he slapped the helmet of McGraw. McGraw’s head went backwards awkwardly and he looked to be in pain after taking the hit. McGraw was looked at by team doctors after the incident, but was back on the field for the next series.
Entering Saturday, the freshman has contributed eight tackles this season. Ekeler was the linebackers coach at USC in 2013, before joining Georgia in Feb. 2014.