College student breaks both legs in San Diego State victory celebration

Posted at 11:15 AM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 21:39:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A GoFundMe page is set up for the college student who broke both legs trying to rush the field at San Diego Stadium after San Diego State Aztecs defeated Stanford.

Matt Nesbitt, 25, was in a hurry to join the celebrating crowd Saturday night and jumped from the bleachers.  "I let go to drop down and immediately thought, 'This is a lot higher than I thought.'"  

Nesbitt, who is a Grossmont College student, broke both tibias just above his ankle.

The GoFundMe page said Nesbitt spent two nights in the hospital.  He’s expected to spend another 3-4 weeks in a wheelchair. Nesbitt told 10News he has severe lower back pain.

The page is requesting $10,000 for Nesbitt’s treatment.  By Wednesday, two days after its initial posting, the fund had received $137.

Reflecting on his spur-of-the-moment jump...  "Don't know if I'd do it again.  I got really lucky. I really did."