ACC player punishes himself with on-field push-ups after fumbling
In the midst of a long run against Florida State on Saturday, Louisville running back Javian Hawkins was stripped of the ball.
Thankfully for Hawkins, a teammate scooped up the loose ball and avoided a turnover. But that didn’t stop Hawkins from disciplining himself for the fumble.
While the officials separated the pile of Cardinals and Seminoles going after the fumble, Hawkins began doing push-ups in what appeared to be a self-punishment for fumbling the ball. He was just feet away from where the ball ended up.
He fumbled the ball and immediately punished himself with push-ups on the field 😅 pic.twitter.com/cShcTdYnV6
— ESPN (@espn) October 24, 2020
Soon after Hawkins started his punishment, teammates come over to console the Louisville running back. That didn’t stop Hawkins from getting in a few extra push-ups.
Even if Hawkins did lose the fumble, it would’ve hardly mattered much in the final outcome. At the time, Louisville led 31-14 and went on to win 48-16. But as a Cardinal coaching staff, it has to be nice to see players who care enough to discipline themselves before even leaving the field.