Colts punter Pat McAfee was not fined for this hit on Trindon Holliday. (Joe Amon/Denver Post/Getty Images)
McAfee drilled Holliday with what looked to be a helmet-to-helmet hit near the Broncos sideline near the end of the first quarter during the Colts' 39-33 victory over the Broncos on Sunday night.
“The hit was something that snapped me back into it a little bit,” said McAfee. “He is very fast and I just closed my eyes and ran my hardest and things happened."
McAfee was soon a big hit on social media and even got noticed by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who the league has fined numerous times for his on-field antics.
“I wish I could say I knew my helmet might hit his helmet, but I was just running over there full speed hoping to make a play. I got lucky,” McAfee said. “The fact that Ndamukong Suh has any idea who I am is pretty sweet; that’s pretty awesome. “If I can get credit from him, that’s pretty cool. It’s all about getting respect of your teammates and that’s what plays like that do.”