For many NCAA college football fans, Saturday’s game between the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles will be remembered as Willie Taggart’s last game in Tallahassee. For safety Bubba Bolden, it will be a reminder to never something rather stupid again.
In the third quarter of UM’s 27-10 victory at Doak Campbell Stadium, Bolden recorded his first interception of the season. The redshirt sophomore was so pumped to pick off the FSU pass that he decided to celebrate, too.
Unfortunately, and in insane fashion, Bolden injured himself during the celebration with safety Gurvan Hall Jr. and did not return to the game.
Bubba Bolden Injury Video
Whether it was his knee or ankle, the diagnosis for the defensive back is, according to Miami head coach Manny Diaz, a season-ending leg injury for Bolden.
You better believe Diaz loved the turnover of FSU quarterback Alex Hornibrook, but likely was upset by this unfortunate celebration injury.
Bolden, a former high school All-American, started his career with USC in 2017 before going to junior college last season. He was starting to make progress with the Hurricanes, even making his first ACC start last week against the Pittsburgh Panthers.
Then, this happened. Bolden went to the locker room and never returned.
Miami will be forced to rely on its depth for an upcoming game with Louisville, but one thing is for certain: Whether it’s a touchdown or interception, and you plan to celebrate, find a way to do something that won’t put your health at risk.
Here’s to wishing Bubba Bolden a speedy recovery with a bright future ahead of him!