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UCLA football: Jordan Zumwalt uses hands before and after the play

October 28, 2013|By Chris Foster
  • UCLA's Jordan Zumwalt
UCLA's Jordan Zumwalt (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles…)

Linebacker Jordan Zumwalt provided commentary on how UCLA was playing against Oregon on Saturday ... using sign language.

No, not the one you'd think.

Zumwalt clobbered running back De'Anthony Thomas for a six-yard loss in the second quarter. He then put his hands to his head as if to say he put the running back to sleep. Two plays later, he collared Thomas and flung him backward like a rag doll. Zumwalt then waved bye-bye to him.

“I was just caught up in the emotion,” Zumwalt said. “It was nothing personal. I wasn’t trying to take shots or trying to celebrate.  I was caught in moment.”

And how’d that go over?

“I had few Oregon fans hit me up on Instagram, talking bunch of stuff,” Zumwalt said. “They’re meaningless.”

Zumwalt had a game-high 14 tackles.


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