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5-foot-8 Chiefs kicker tries to dunk, fails miserably

Cairo Santos doesn’t look like your average NFL football player. The Kanasas City Chiefs kicker stands at 5-foot-8 and weighs 160 pounds.So we are left wondering aloud why exactly Santos decided to put on someone else’s cleats and try to dunk a basketball. We’re not left wondering how it all turned out for the kicker. Yes, thats Santos trying (and utterly failing) to dunk a...
Via Sportsnaut
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Chiefs kicker Santos has franchise field goal mark in pocket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cairo Santos, the diminutive soccer player from Brazil who learned the rules to American football by playing the "Madden" video game, could have some salty ratings as a kicker when the next version of the game comes out. Santos set a Chiefs record for field goals in a game by going 7 for 7 in last week's 36-21 loss in Cincinnati. Not only did he break Ryan Succop...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Just for kicks: Santos sets Chiefs record with seven field goals

CINCINNATI -- The Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) held onto the ball much longer than the Cincinnati Bengals and piled up more plays and yards, but fell apart as soon as they got within scoring range. They settled for Cairo Santos' club-record seven field goals. Santos was good from 22, 40, 51, 34, 40, 29 and 51 yards, tying the record for the second-most field goals in a game in NFL history...
Via Associated Press
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chiefs' Santos has a kick-off with Tottenham Hotspurs star Kane

With longer extra point tries, the heat will be on kickers this season like never before.The Chiefs have a backup plan if Cairo Santos can't go -- and it's Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.Check out what happened when the two met in England in advance of Kansas City's trip to London later this year:'s a good old fashioned kick...
Via FOX Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs' kicker Cairo Santos explains how the PAT changes his kicks

In the past, kickers might've been able to get away with a half-hearted point-after attemptChiefs kicker Cairo Santos says that won't happen now that those kicks are 13 yards longer."I think (with) the 20-yarder you can get away with miss-hits," Santos told ESPN. "They'll still go in. But (from) 33, it starts to get in that awkward range where a miss-hit might not go in."Lazy boots...
Via FOX Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos becoming Mr. Dependable

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The previous kicker that the Kansas City Chiefs employed was Mr. Irrelevant. The current one could soon be called Mr. Dependable. After beating out veteran Ryan Succop for the job in training camp, undrafted rookie Cairo Santos has validated every bit of trust the Chiefs coaching staff placed on him. He's made 14 consecutive field goals and all 33 of his extra...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Kicker Cairo Santos Trips Jets Kick Returner

Kansas City Chiefs rookie kicker Cairo Santos and is going to get fined for tripping the Jets kick returner during Sunday's game. There will be no argument. Heck, the league office might even say thanks for making their job easy. Of all the calls they are going to have to make none will be as obvious as this one.Someone should tell him the only talent that translates from soccer...
Via FatManWriting
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

After early trouble, Chiefs rookie K Santos is becoming clutch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Just about the worst thing that could happen to Chiefs rookie Cairo Santos came to fruition during his NFL debut, when he missed one of his two field-goal attempts while the man he replaced in Kansas City kept banging balls through the uprights. Ryan Succop was perfect on his four attempts that day, helping Tennessee to a 26-10 rout. Afterward, though, the veteran...
Via Associated Press
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Missouri Kicker Takes Interesting Approach to Addressing Santos’ Struggles

Cairo Santos’ struggles have been well documented early on in the rookie kickers career, as the first Brazilian NFL player has come up short on not one but two crucial attempts. While 99.9% of Chiefs fans in the twittersphere responded with outrage and disgust, former Mizzou Football kicker Jeff Wolfert took a different approach. With 500 RTs/Favs I'll show up to Chiefs facilities...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs give Santos shot to fulfill father's dreams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Burnett had just landed in Atlanta on a business trip when his phone buzzed with a voice mail. On the recording, breaking with emotion, was the voice of Cairo Santos. "He said he needed to talk to me," Burnett recalled, "and it was very unusual. Normally kids don't leave a message. They hang up and text. So I called him, and he said, 'I don't know how to...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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