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Ten biggest winners and losers from 2017 Pro Bowl

The 2017 Pro Bowl provided a fair amount of entertainment to those who watched, but there was also some mediocre play on display.A defensive-minded affair, the AFC All-Stars defeated the NFC All-Stars by a score of 20-13. There were some huge plays on both sides of the ball, and the game wasn’t decided until the waning moments, which is something we don’t necessarily associate...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker calls for expansion, not relocation

The Oakland Raiders’ decision to file relocation papers for Las Vegas is bound to bring up some strong emotions. Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker, a man certainly familiar with team relocation, expressed his thoughts on Twitter. Hekker is partially right. If the NFL wants to reach new markets (or reconnect with old ones, in the case of the Rams), expansion is preferable. That...
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker has high praise for John Fassel

Los Angeles Rams special teams coordinator John Fassel has been named the team’s interim head coach for the remaining three games of the season, and one player who has worked closely with him believes he is the perfect man for the job. Rams punter Johnny Hekker, who is not surprisingly the best in the NFL at his craft, tweeted some very high praise for Fassel on Monday. Coach...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick is a huge fan of Rams punter Johnny Hekker

FOXBORO, Mass. — Ask a random person who the best player on the Los Angeles Rams is, and there’s a strong chance he or she would choose Aaron Donald, the All-Pro defensive tackle who quickly has blossomed into one of the NFL’s most ferocious defenders. Bill Belichick, however, spent much of his Wednesday news conference heaping praise on another, far less heralded Rams star...
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rams punter threw cheap shot at Ravens, too

Rams punter Johnny Hekker threw a cheap shot at Seahawks linebacker Cliff Avril during Sunday’s game, and there is at least one other NFL team that was not surprised to see it. On Monday, the Ravens’ official Twitter account reminded everyone that Hekker did something similar to a Baltimore player earlier this season. We see he got you too, @cliffavril. [cc: @Seahawks] https...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks: Rams' punter Johnny Hekker acted ‘like little girl’

Early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game between the Rams and Seahawks, Johnny Hekker was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness for shoving Cliff Avril after his 45-yard punt. However, Hekker wanted no parts of what was to follow. Later in the game, when Avril and Michael Bennett got a little too close for his liking, Hekker looked less like a tough guy. In the locker...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams' Hekker is making the most of his Pro Bowl journey

Johnny Hekker is pinching himself this week. In two years Hekker has gone from being undrafted out of Oregon State to becoming the punter for the St. Louis Rams as a rookie to setting an NFL record to being selected for the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. "The pinches still hurt and I know it's for real," Hekker wrote in a journal for the Rams' website ( this week. Yeah, life...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker push for Pro Bowl shirts: ‘HELP HEKKER GET LEI’D’ (pic)

St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker had an embarrassing — but nice — surprise waiting for him when he arrived in the locker room on Friday morning: T-shirts that apparently are meant to help orchestrate a campaign to get the punter a trip to Hawaii and a spot in the 2014 Pro Bowl. As noted […]The post Rams punter Johnny Hekker push for Pro Bowl shirts: ‘HELP HEKKER GET LEI’D’...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker has hilarious Pro Bowl t-shirt campaign

St. Louis punter Johnny Hekker walked into work on Friday only to find a hilarious Pro Bowl t-shirt campaign for him.
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rams punter Johnny Hekker channels inner Ron Burgundy while anchoring local news

ST. LOUIS --"Stay classy, St. Louis. ... I'm John Burgundy?" St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker made his regular weekly appearance with Fox 2 News in the Morning on Tuesday -- dubbed "Hang Time With Hekker" --but this time it came with a twist. Hekker was behind the desk, along with co-anchors John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton, reading the previous day's sports highlights Ron...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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