OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Shelley Lipton took one of the biggest hits in Sunday’s game between the Ravens and Steelers.
She also got one of the best photos of the day.
Lipton, a Pittsburgh-based photographer, was run over by Lamar Jackson on Sunday after he was pushed out of bounds by Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt.
Lipton was knocked over and sat up before Jackson came over and helped her up and gave her a hug before heading back to the field.
“They’re human beings, too,” Jackson said. “And I know we’re moving fast; [we] get physical out there on the field and we’re coming full-speed, and she’s sitting down taking pictures. I know that kind of hurt, so I had to make sure she was alright.”
Good stuff. 👏— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 6, 2019
Lamar Jackson got pushed into a photographer — and he immediately helped her up. pic.twitter.com/NunfsXnpZh
But what Jackson didn’t know at the time was that Lipton got one of the best photos of the day.
Just seconds before being run over, she captured Jackson’s stiff arm to the face of T.J. Watt.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) stiff-arms Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) before plowing into me then picks me up like a tissue. #passthehelmetplease (Shelley Lipton/Icon Sportswire). .— Shelley Lipton (@shelleylipton) October 6, 2019
. #nfl #steelers #steelcityg… https://t.co/csRhUeuzWb pic.twitter.com/zKWORkHdnG
Jackson later saw the picture, and reached out to tell her it was a great shot — and to check and see if she was feeling OK. Lipton, despite the collision, told Jackson she’s not hurt.
“I told her it was a great shot,” Jackson said. “I actually DMed her and asked if she was OK, and I told her that was a great picture.”
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