We bring you the hardest hits in NFL history. Blood, injures, denial, lawsuits, brain trauma and in some cases career ending injuries. The NFL should stop pretending this stuff is new, in fact these hits were celebrated by the NFL before they changed their outlook. Were not sure if you should enjoy or beware, but that's part of the intrigue. One thing we are sure of, the NFL will be removing these videos from Youtube sooner than later, as they continue cleaning up there pr. As you can see most of these videos posted in 2018 have been removed.
Update 10/11/2020 - The NFL has removed most of these videos
Victim: Sammy White, Minnesota Vikings
Hit By: Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders
Tatumn saved his best hit for the biggest game of his life. The malicious safety separated the receiver from his helmet and pieces of his equipment. After his gear went flying (including his mouth piece), White fell to the ground and was rendered unconscious.
Victim: Daryl Stingley, New England Patriots
Hit By: Jack Tatum, Oakland Raiders
This hit paralyzed receiver Daryl Stingley, he never walked again. Tatumn never apologized for the incident or expressed the slightest sorrow over the hit. In fact Tatumn didn't care if the incident happened again.
Victim: Brad Smith, New York Jets
Hit By: Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
A vicious hit that may have caused more personal damage to Willis than one might think. Still Smith bounces back rather quickly after this world-ender.
Victim: Geovanni Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals
Hit By: Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
Shazier was a personal victim of a hit gone wrong, so he knows first hand the effects a hit can have. Here, he sports a massive hit on Bengals running back Giovanni Bernard. To put it simple, Shazier was an overly dirty player (shocker).
Victim: Vernon Davis, 49ers
Hit By: Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks
Its not every day a weigh room legend gets lit up, but that's exactly what happened when tight end Vernon Davis ran into one of the biggest hitters in the league. The 220 pound safety Kam Chancellor teed off on Davis, which caused a concussion.
Victim: Shawn Lee, Cowboys
Hit By: Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks
Shawn Lee gets murdered by Golden Tate. Easily one of Dez Bryant's favorite highlights.
Victim: Mark Bavaro, New York Giants
Hit By: Ronnie Lott, San Francisco 49ers
The talented receiver gets buried by Ronnie Lott, thanks to a head scratching pass from his quarterback.
Victim: Reggie Bush, New Orleans Saints
Hit By: Sheldon Brown, Denver Broncos
Ex-Kardashian Reggie Bush was injured for nearly a month as a result of this big time blind side hit. The Saint remained on the ground for nearly 10 minutes before being carted off. The hit caused the running back a massive concussion and bits of vomitting after.
Victim: Joe Theisman, Washington Redskins
Hit By: Lawrence Taylor, New York Giants
A hit that truly stunned some members of the public at the time. The awkward hit sent even Taylor into a panic as he called for help almost immediately.
Victim: Matt Schaub, Houston Texans
Hit By: Joe Mays, Denver Broncos
This illegal hit would cost Joe Mays just one game (which is past ridiculous). Matt Schaub lost his ear as a result of this bullshit play by Mays.
Victim: Randy Hilliard, Denver Broncos
Hit by: Steve Atwater, Denver Broncos
The neanderthal Steve Atwater wanted to kill the Packers' Robert Brooks, but he ended up taking out his own teammate, Randy Hilliard. Another huge Super Bowl hit to make our list.
Date: 1978 season
Victim: Isiah Robertson, Los Angeles Rams
Hit by: Earl Campbell, Houston Oilers
Earl Campbell was one of the best punishers with the ball in NFL history. The main victim of this play was Isiah Robertson's chest. Campbell was a great example of offensive players who loved contact.
Victim: Shawne Merriman, San Diego Chargers
Hit by: Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville Jaguars
David takes on Goliath and succeeds. The public has long had a history of rooting for the little guy, this highlight captured America's hearts in 2007. Let's face it Shawn Merriman was never a likeable guy (something his stint on ESPN taught us all).
Victim: Chris Henry, Cincinnati Bengals
Hit By: John Lynch, Denver Broncos
The notorious hard hitting white boy, Lynch was an all-world Saftey. On this play Lynch launches Henry into a full spin as he looses the ball on a fumble. Needles to say Henry wasn't sure where he was after the play was over.
Victim: Napoleon McCallum, Oakland Raiders
Hit by: Ken Norton Jr., San Francisco 49ers
This one ended a career and almost caused a player to lose their leg. At the bottom of that pile Napoleon Kaufman's leg was reinvented. The leg was bad enough it needed emergency surgery. The leg was almost amputated due to a ruptured artery and severe nerve damage.
Victim: Pat White, Miami Dolphins
Hit By: Ike Taylor, Steelers
Pat White never made the best choices on the football field and this play might have illustrated that. Veteran Steeler's corner Ike Taylor made the play.
Victim: NFL offenses
Hit by: James Harrison, Pittsburgh Steelers
We couldn't choose just one, so here's a bevy of hits from the cheap shot artist James Harrison.
Victim: Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals
Hit By: Eric Smith, New York Jets
The Jets Eric Smith suffered a concussion and a suspension. Boldin suffered the worst with a fractured skull and was out three weeks. A truly dirty and devastating hit by Smith, he should have been kicked out of the league.
If you still haven't had enough, here's a video of the best (other) hits in NFL history. Good luck cleaning this up NFL.