Arizona Wildcats linebacker Hank Hobson put his right hand at the side of his face and gestured all the way down his body.
“The right side of my head, my right arm and all of my side just went out, numb. Couldn’t move it, couldn’t feel it,” he said after practice last week.
Hobson was talking about the moment he collapsed in the fourth quarter of last season’s game at UCLA. He took on a blocker, staggered as he turned to pursue running back Johnathan Franklin, then dropped to the ground.
Trainers attended to him for several minutes before strapping him to a board and carting him off the field. Hobson stayed overnight at a hospital.
“When we talked to the neurologist, he was like, ‘How long did it last?’” Hobson said of the numbness.
“‘Oh a couple hours, three hours.’ And he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s not too long.’”
Hobson laughed at the memory.
“Yeah, for you maybe,” he said.