Remember Troy Polamalu?
Polamalu was a force at USC and then moved on to the NFL where he became a legitimate household name with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was known for blowing up plays while being insanely athletic.
Often times, Polamalu would predict the snap count and crush opposing offense’s plays before they essentially got started.
On Saturday during a fall camp, Iowa DB DJ Johnson made a play that could remind you of Polamalu.
Watch here as he perfectly times the snap and gets to the QB before anyone has a chance to even react:
One of the perfectly timed blitzes by DJ Johnson from the CASH position yesterday. Having another athlete on defense with the hybrid position is going to benefit the #Hawkeyes greatly. pic.twitter.com/t2wKnE1hjG
— Sean Bock (@SBock247) August 11, 2019
Luckily, the QB can’t be hit here. If he could have, Johnson would have made a play that would be on highlight reels for quite some time.
Regardless, this blitz in a fall camp was absolutely perfect.
Iowa’s 2019 season kicks off on Aug. 31 at home against Miami (Ohio).