Purdue Football player Chris Jefferson was the hero of the team’s defense last night, but it came at a huge price.
Jefferson intercepted a pass for the Boilermakers late in the game Thursday against Penn State. He then took it back 72 yards for the touchdown. Following the score, his stomach was upset and promptly unleashed a fury of liquids on the sidelines.
During his postgame press conference, Jefferson admit that he knew he’d become a meme once he threw up in front of the cameras.
“As soon as I threw up, I started laughing because I already knew I was going to be a meme,” Jefferson said, via ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg. “I was tired. All jokes aside, though, me being tired, we were all gassed. I feel like that’s why we gave up that last touchdown.”
Unfortunately for Jefferson and the Boilermakers, they were unable to make a key stop when it mattered most.
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford orchestrated a clutch drive in the fourth to give the Nittany Lions a 35-31 lead.