WATCH: Baylor K Connor Martin takes vicious hit on fake-punt play for 1st down

Baylor kicker Connor Martin wasn’t planning on punting for the Bears on Saturday against Kansas State, but he earned a badge of honor for one play in the second half.

Martin and the Bears opted for a fake-punt play, down 17 points to the Wildcats in the second half. The trick-play worked out pretty well, as Martin converted for the first down, but the kicker took a vicious hit from a Kansas State defender on the play.

The good news is that Martin walked off the field without any apparent injury, and was even seen smiling on the Baylor sideline after.

Martin substituted in after Baylor starting punter Drew Galitz left the game in the first quarter with a lower-body injury. If things weren’t already bizarre enough, Martin’s 16-yard run was the longest running play of the day for the Bears at the time.

But with the massive hit that Martin took, it’s a good time for everyone to be reminded of an often-quoted phrase in the college football world – punters (or kickers) are people, too.

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