It’s very important to not injure your quarterback — or anyone for that matter — when celebrating a touchdown. And Rutgers center Michael Maietti almost violated that unspoken rule on Saturday.
Maietti got a little too excited when Rutgers scored a first-quarter touchdown against Boston College and smacked QB Artur Sitkowski upside the head.
Sitkowski was making the start Saturday because QB McLane Carter was injured and couldn’t play. Since Sitkowski was wearing a helmet, Maietti might have been in more danger of hurting his hand than Sitkowski was in danger of getting a concussion from the impact.
Either way, we’re guessing that Maietti got told to not be as excited the next time Rutgers scores a TD.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.
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