Since LSU will be playing this weekend in one of the NFL’s most iconic stadiums, it’s fitting that one Tiger would want to perform that stadium’s most iconic celebration.
LSU S Jamal Adams told The Advocate’s James Bewers that he’d like to attempt the “Lambeau Leap” if he scored a touchdown against Wisconsin on Saturday. Green Bay Packers players perform the celebration when they score a touchdown, leaping up into the stands to celebrate with fans.
Adams hasn’t told head coach Les Miles his idea, but he said he hoped Badger fans wouldn’t reject him if he tried.
“I sure hope not, honestly,” Adams said. “Hopefully, I can just jump high enough just to get up there.”
Even if the fans were okay with it, however, the officials would not be. NCAA rules prohibit players from going into the stands “to interact with spectators.” If Adams tried the move, he would be assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
However, the NCAA could make an exception. The NFL does. The Lambeau Leap is actually allowed as an exception to the league’s excessive celebration rules.
It may be irrelevant. As a safety, the likelihood of Adams scoring a touchdown is small, unless he were to return a fumble or an interception for a score. It’s worth noting, however, that it was a safety who invented the Lambeau Leap. Four-time All-Pro S Leroy Butler pioneered the celebration after a defensive touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in 1993.