Michigan defensive lineman Chris Wormley only was thinking about getting off the field as quickly as possible.
The Wolverines had just lost to Iowa, 14-13, on Keith Duncan’s 33-yard field goal on the final play of the game. As Iowa fans rushed the field, Wormley accidentally knocked over a Hawkeyes fan.
“I was heading to the locker room and I wasn’t thinking too much about who’s in my way, who’s out of my way,” Wormley said. “The things I saw and people tweeting at me, I think it’s a little funnier now that he’s OK and he’s not hurt, and it’s not a broken hip or a concussion. Looking back at it, it could be a good story for him to tell at Thanksgiving.”
Wormley feels bad about knocking down the fan but is still able to laugh at himself.
“There should be a pamphlet or a brochure at every home game, Field Storming 101 or something. I’ll be the poster child for it!” Wormley said tongue-in-cheek.
Here’s video of Wormley and the fan:
Michigan team captain Chris Wormley trucks an old Iowa fan after the game pic.twitter.com/mHod2JOlLe
— Heavens! (@HeavensHawkeye) November 15, 2016
Chris Wormley on video of him colliding with a fan at Iowa: i didn't do it intentionally … I feel bad for the guy
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) November 15, 2016
Wormley and Michigan hope to rebound Saturday when Indiana visits. Michigan plays at home for the final time this season in a 3:30 p.m. ET kick on ESPN.