This referee never stood a chance at getting out of the way.

By all accounts, football officials do a good job of staying out of the way of most plays. Of course, there are incidents where they get caught in the action, but those seem to be few and far between.

Unfortunately, that was not the case for the referee in the Georgia-Tennessee game. Georgia’s defense forced a crazy fumble on this play, and it pushed all the action right on top of the ref. He was quickly run over as players from both teams converged on the ball in an attempt to make a play.

The play turned into a touchdown for the Georgia defense, but the referee was left in a heap at midfield.

Check out the entire play:

Hopefully, he’s alright. Even if he is, he will likely feel some bruises from that hit in the morning.