Watch a Former HP Player Crush a Wayward Fan

Highland Park alums made plenty of nice plays on the football field at colleges around the country on Saturday.

But one of the best didn’t even count, and it wasn’t made by a player. Former HP standout Anthony Schlegel is now a strength and conditioning coach at Ohio State, his alma mater.

During the second quarter of OSU’s game against Cincinnati on Saturday, a fan ran on to the field. Schlegel didn’t like that, and you’ll see his awesome response in this video.

8 thoughts on “Watch a Former HP Player Crush a Wayward Fan

  • September 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm
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    Really…. you call this video awesome? It is appalling. I’m sure the fan that ran onto the field had had too much to drink and I doubt it would have taken much effort to catch him without slamming him into the turf. Hope that behavior is not typical of Ohio State, but maybe it is. I’m a BOILERMAKER Fan!

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  • September 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm
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    This video is most definitely awesome. At no point did the fan have any right to be on the field. Look at your ticket stub next time and you will find a litany of information regarding your rights as a fan.

    This video is awesome since it is a coach who is on the field to protect his players from a fan who was in the wrong and needed to be put in his place. He took down the fan as he did as linebacker and wrestler at HP. The fan deserved to be slammed on the ground running on the field while both teams were still playing. Completely different story if this was after the game and there were 100s of other fans storming the field but it was just him. And again, the game was still going.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 7:50 am
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    Awesome work Mr. Schlegel. Pretty sure he held some national weight lifting records and won state in his weight class in wrestling. Also think I recall hearing that he was the youngest Air Force football captain ever before transfering to Ohio State.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 11:00 am
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    Wow, I still can’t believe neither of you have a problem with this. Yes, I understand the fan was in the wrong, but I still see this as excessive. And, I doubt any of the players on the field “need protecting”… they are football players, after all. Both of you must be men and maybe AGGIES? I remember an incident with the SMU cheerleaders when one of their “guys” drew a sword on one…. defending his turf. People, it’s a game!

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  • September 30, 2014 at 11:32 am
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    Seriously, unfortunately we live in a society where people being in places they are not supposed to be will draw a harsh reaction. I’m sure the folks in OKC didn’t expect a beheading in their office, but that’s what happened. No one knew what the “fan’s” intention was, and we shouldn’t wait for him to wield a knife before someone acts. The poor defenseless perpetrator song wears thin in this argument. I, for one, am glad the coach dropped him like a stone. Even if you’re drunk, there are consequences for stupidity.

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  • September 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm
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    After watching the film I noted that Schlegel should have left his clip board on the sideline, bent his knees a little more to create a lower center of gravity, and driven his forehead through the idiot’s chin with a little more authority. The runner gained 2 extra yards after contact. He’s got work to do in all three phases.

    Seriously, though, does he get sued if the guy claims that he suffered a “concussion” from excessive force. Probably should have let the cops “taze” him twice.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 10:23 am
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    @Seriously, What does being a man or woman or Aggie have to do with being ok that the coach stepped in to shut down this intoxicated fan’s antics before anyone could get hurt? There are repurcussions from actions. If people who run onto live game fields are just gently corralled while allowing them to grandstand/take a selfie/etc. that might encourage others to go after their 15 seconds of fame. Like @NFW said, how would you know that person didn’t have a knife a-la Monica Seles incident or something worse in mind? It’s a little difficult to black-out video of incidents like this in the camera-phone world we live in, but typically broadcasts switch cameras so as not to give air-time/attention to these crashers so as not to encourage.

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