When a fan ran onto the field in the second quarter of the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night, he eluded stadium security. He could not elude Bobby Wagner.
His team trailing, the game interrupted, the Utah State great and current Rams linebacker took it upon himself to restore order by laying a hit on the man.
“There he is! yes! That’s what we’re talking about,” NFL great Peyton Manning said on ESPN’s Manningcast. “Wagner, a veteran. Get him down and now get out and let these guys take over.”
With less than a minute left in the first half, the fan got onto the field and ran across while being chased by security as the pink smoke filled the field.
As the fan ran toward the Rams sideline, linebacker Takkarist McKinley came toward him before Wagner came off the sideline and laid him out with a big hit.
The fan was taken off the field by security and the game quickly resumed.
Earlier in the game, another fan tried to get onto the field with a similar device, but was stopped by security.
Wagner started the Monday night football game with 1,406 career tackles. His biggest hit of the night won’t add to his total, but it will add to his lore.
— The Associated Press contributed to this report