Rutgers center smacks QB Artur Sitkowski in the helmet during TD celebration

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaaf/players/286698/" data-ylk="slk:Artur Sitkowski">Artur Sitkowski</a> started Saturday for Rutgers against Boston College. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)
Artur Sitkowski started Saturday for Rutgers against Boston College. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

It’s very important to not injure your quarterback — or anyone for that matter — when celebrating a touchdown. And Rutgers center Michael Maietti almost violated that unspoken rule on Saturday.

Maietti got a little too excited when Rutgers scored a first-quarter touchdown against Boston College and smacked QB Artur Sitkowski upside the head.

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Sitkowski was making the start Saturday because QB McLane Carter was injured and couldn’t play. Since Sitkowski was wearing a helmet, Maietti might have been in more danger of hurting his hand than Sitkowski was in danger of getting a concussion from the impact.

Either way, we’re guessing that Maietti got told to not be as excited the next time Rutgers scores a TD.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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