Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Rookie
    Points: 10,159, Level: 30
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 391
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registeredCreated Album pictures10000 Experience Points
    Cpech56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    492
    Points
    10,159
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 21

    Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Did anyone else just see that hit on ESPN? Qb scrambled got licked pretty hard falling out of bounds. Kid hit the ground, didnt move, open his eyes and wasnt immediatly put under oxygen. They rushed him off the field and a helicopter just landed along side the field and picked him up. Sad stuff regardless but his father is the head coach. If anyone has heard an update on this kid lets hear it. Weird part was his dad stayed on the field and continued coaching. Final 5 minutes was extremely awkward and sad.



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 67,121, Level: 80
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 929
    Overall activity: 87.0%
    Achievements:
    Social1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    BallSoHard4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    5,429
    Points
    67,121
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 322
    Given: 150

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    I swore I was watching the first episode of FNL until Apopka lost.


    Keepers of the Faith -- htiaF eht fo srepeeK

    Keepers of the Faith is an alliance for those who are excited, enthusiastic, and optimistic about the direction of our men's basketball program. We reject the notion that one bad loss can derail the incredible progress of the past three years. To join, put this in your signature.

  3. #3
    All-Star
    Points: 32,803, Level: 55
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 247
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Agclone91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Carroll
    Posts
    1,954
    Points
    32,803
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 136
    Given: 99

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    I was watching when it happened. The hit itself wasn't that vicious it was when he hit the ground that he got hurt I think. They said he was conscious when they carted him off the field but wasn't moving or opening his eyes.

    Right before the end of the game they said he opened his eyes and was beginning to move a little bit as they put him in the helicopter. Hope the best for him.



  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 22,956, Level: 46
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 594
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    yler4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    1,754
    Points
    22,956
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 73

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Watched it as well. Hopefully they release some more information when updates come forth. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and teammates.


    Cyclone Sports: The next best thing since MOTHER'S MILK!

  5. #5
    Recruit
    Points: 3,657, Level: 17
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 193
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    UncleCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    77
    Points
    3,657
    Level
    17
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 18

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Apopka AD updated his condition as a concussion and he's staying in hospital overnight:

    Apopka quarterback injured - OrlandoSentinel.com



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 74,761, Level: 84
    Level completed: 95%, Points required for next Level: 89
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    CarlHungus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    3,299
    Points
    74,761
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 328
    Given: 256

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Here is the hit



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 185,838, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    15,383
    Points
    185,838
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 153
    Given: 342

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    I thought I read somewhere that he might have been playing with a questionable concussion. I hope not.

    that was such a great game, its a shame he got hurt.



  8. #8
    Walk On
    Points: 2,783, Level: 15
    Level completed: 11%, Points required for next Level: 267
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    139
    Points
    2,783
    Level
    15
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Must have hit his head just right...he took a lot worse hits than that during the game. Freak things just happen in football...



  9. #9
    Legend
    Points: 140,668, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Judoka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Timbuktu
    Posts
    10,479
    Points
    140,668
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 432
    Given: 478

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Quote Originally Posted by CyFan3 View Post
    Must have hit his head just right...he took a lot worse hits than that during the game. Freak things just happen in football...
    He likely already has a concussion from an earlier hit but his dad put him back in. Sad for the kid and the sport.



  10. #10
    Recruit
    Points: 3,657, Level: 17
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 193
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    UncleCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    77
    Points
    3,657
    Level
    17
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 18

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Quote Originally Posted by Judoka View Post
    He likely already has a concussion from an earlier hit but his dad put him back in. Sad for the kid and the sport.
    Probably trying to knock off a few IQ points before sending the kid to Nebraska so that he will fit in.



  11. #11
    Pro
    Points: 76,480, Level: 85
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 70
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    TXCyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Heath, TX
    Posts
    3,067
    Points
    76,480
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 176

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    The fact that he's going to Nebraska is a blessing for this kid. He won't have to worry about taking a hit near that hard in the Big Ten.


    Remember, you're unique. Just like everyone else.

  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 408,168, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,656
    Points
    408,168
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 568
    Given: 274

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Quote Originally Posted by CarlHungus View Post
    Here is the hit
    And that's why if you're a QB, you get your *** out of bounds and don't try to lower your shoulder.


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  13. #13
    Rookie
    Points: 7,991, Level: 26
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 159
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    KidSilverhair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Five Seasons?
    Posts
    412
    Points
    7,991
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 26
    Given: 0

    Re: Apopka QB Zach Darlington

    Lower your shoulder, lower your head ... the tackler was going to hit him in the shoulder/chest area until the quarterback ducked his head and took the hit on the helmet.

    Which, by the way, will be a penalty on the tackler in the NFL from now on. They say the tackler has to take responsibility for not hitting the ball carrier in the head, even if the runner changes his helmet level. How is a human being supposed to do that? Besides going for the knees every time, I mean, right, Dustin Keller?

    From what I'd heard and read before seeing the video, I was expecting a titanic hit of some sort, but it doesn't look all that violent. It does look like the big hurt came when the quarterback's head bounced off the ground, and not the hit from the tackler, but it's hard to tell. If he was previously concussed, this kind of seemingly minor contact can really hurt somebody.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM