A High School Kicker Bullied About A Dozen Tacklers En Route To The End Zone After Scooping Up His Own Blocked Field Goal
Welp, going viral for all the right reasons is certainly one way to avoid being scoffed at as the social pariah of sport in a locker room full of tumultuous teens and throughout the hallways that serve as an aggressive gauntlet of ruthless assholes.
The truth is, I can't imagine that high school squads, who split the uprights at a rate of success that would make the Chargers' kicking unit feel special about their teams, roster kids who bring nothing more to the table than an undeveloped and unreliable leg. That touchdown was impressive regardless, but the dude who, without hesitation, scooped an errant ball and started shedding tacklers like they were pubescent insecurities more than likely also plays a position in which he spends a lot of time with it in his hands.
What I really, really want to imagine, however, is that he had one job and one job only, and when that job went awry he instinctually turned into Barry Sanders just to desperately avoid the wrath of the most prickly of peers. Achieving 15 seconds of fame is nice, but not being mocked by malicious minors is even nicer. I know it's extremely unlikely that a Young Gostkowski incredibly hulked into a Young Gronk out of self preservation, but Colin Kaepernick once said to believe in something...even if it means sacrificing everything. Therefore, my credibility is just the price I'll have to pay for treating the ultimate zero-to-hero, survival-of-the-fittest-type transformation as an undeniable truth.