The Most Violent Man In College Football, Vontaze Burfict

Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict could get the description “physical.” That is accurate, I suppose. You could also call taking a round to the chest from an .50 caliber machine gun “a ventilation event,” but that would be missing a certain something as well, no?

Matt Hayes’ profile of Burfict revels in the proper word for what he is: violent, gloriously and often brilliantly violent, and capable of decleating 325 pound men and tackling running backs by sending blockers flying into them like scattered bowling pins. (He also picks up the penalty flag or two a game, but no omelets without broken eggs, or quarterbacks, or something like that.)

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