NFL Player Thought He Had Died After Taking Hard Hit

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb thought he had died after taking a hard hit during the Sunday game against the New York Giants.

Cobb’s first down catch secured the Packers’ victory late in the game, but a hit from Giants safety Landon Collins made Cobb believe he was dead on the field. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The NFL Season With The Hottest Cheerleaders In The Game)

“I laid there for a second. Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right,” Cobb told

The good news for Cobb is that he is very much alive, and the Packers are 3-1. It was a brutal hit, but sometimes players just have to get up and brush it off.

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