Lions’ 300-pound rookie, Suh, attempts extra point

8 Nov

When he was young, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh played soccer instead of football because his mom wanted him to play a non-contact sport. He came from a soccer family, with a father who played semi-professionally and a sister who played in college. On Sunday, the 307-pound rookie got a chance to display his skills in his team’s game against the New York Jets.

After veteran Lions kicker Jason Hanson was injured, Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz turned to his star defensive player to try an extra point. It resulted in one of the most unusual-looking plays since William “Refrigerator” Perry used to rumble into the end zone for the Chicago Bears 25 years ago:

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