Miami linebacker makes bone-crushing hit on teammate in spring game

The University of Miami’s football season doesn’t start for another four-and-a-half months, but try telling that to Denzel Perryman.

The Hurricanes linebacker was in mid-season form on Saturday, delivering a monster hit on running back Gus Edwards during the team’s 2014 Spring Game at SunLife Stadium.

Edwards is no small man at 6-foot-2, 235 pounds, but Perryman knocks him clean off his feet with a crushing blow after flying over from his middle linebacker position to make the play.

Expect to see more highlight-reel hits from Perryman this season, as the senior linebacker is coming off a strong 2013 campaign in which he was named a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection.

Check out a GIF (h/t: Next Impulse Sports) and a video of the vicious hit below.