Oklahoma assistant needs stitches after excitedly head-butting player during TD celebration

Oklahoma assistant Shane Beamer got a little too excited after OU’s first touchdown of the 2019 season.

After Jalen Hurts hit fullback Jeremiah Hall for a 14-yard score in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game against Houston, Beamer was so fired up that he excitedly headbutted Hall, who still had his helmet on. In the aftermath, Beamer had to get stitches above his left eyebrow and also had a bump on his forehead.

Here’s how ESPN’s Holly Rowe described it during Sunday night’s broadcast:

“We have not had too many injuries tonight, which is a good sign, but the one injury that has been significant was to Shane Beamer, one of the assistant coaches for Oklahoma. You might notice he has got stitches above his left eyebrow and a pretty good egg on the noggin.

“That’s because he wasn’t very smart after Jeremiah Hall, his H-back, scored the first touchdown of the game. He decided to headbutt him with his helmet on. Unfortunately, Shane did not have his helmet on, so the coach has an injury tonight.”

Oops.

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NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 congratulates half back Jeremiah Hall # 27 of the Oklahoma Sooners after scoring against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Rhamondre Stevenson #29 of the Oklahoma Sooners splits the Houston Cougar defense at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners speaks to the media after the game against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Rhamondre Stevenson #29 of the Oklahoma Sooners is hit by safety Gleson Sprewell #21 of the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners is hit by safety Deontay Anderson #2 of the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Wide receiver Nick Basquine #83 of the Oklahoma Sooners tries to make a catch in front corner back Damarion Williams #6 of the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs in the backfield against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Rhamondre Stevenson #29 of the Oklahoma Sooners is hit by the defense of the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs in the backfield against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Kyle Porter runs outside against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 of the Oklahoma Sooners tries to dodge a tackle from safety Gleson Sprewell #21of the Houston Cougars of at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners shakes a tackle against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback D'Eriq King #4 of the Houston Cougars throws against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs up the middle against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs downfield against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Kyle Porter runs outside against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback D'Eriq King #4 of the Houston Cougars looks to throw against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners grabs a wild snap against the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Cougars 49-31. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Running back Kyle Porter #22 of the Houston Cougars celebrates a touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 1: Wide receiver Nick Basquine #83 of the Oklahoma Sooners tries to make a catch in front corner back Damarion Williams #6 of the Houston Cougars at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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Beamer, the son of legendary Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, is in his second season on Lincoln Riley’s staff and holds the title of “assistant head coach for offense.” Beamer coaches the team’s fullbacks and tight ends, so he was especially excited that Hall reached the end zone for the first time in his college career.

Hall, a redshirt sophomore, played in 14 games a year ago, but had only two catches for 36 yards and four carries for 21 yards. In Sunday night’s game, Hall had three catches for 25 yards and, of course, his first career touchdown in OU’s 49-31 win. You might as well add a lesson learned for his position coach — don’t headbutt a guy wearing a helmet — to Hall’s stat line.

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