Michigan State’s injured TD hero: ‘I would do it all over again’

Jalen Watts-Jackson will be forever remembered by Michigan State fans for his role in the miracle play to beat Michigan in Ann Arbor over the weekend.

The redshirt freshman DB picked up a fumbled punt by Michigan and returned it for a touchdown to lift the Spartans to a stunning 27-23 victory on the final play of the game. Unfortunately, Watts-Jenkins suffered a dislocated and fractured left hip at the end of the play. The young hero had surgery on Monday and posted a note on Instagram to say the special moment was worth the pain:

A little bit of pain for a lifetime of glory is a trade many people would make. Congrats to Watts-Jackson on the play, and hopefully he recovers quickly.