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It has emerged that David Beckham was offered a trial as a kicker for an NFL team.
The report in the Daily Mirror claimed NFL scouts contacted the star to see if he would be interested in trying out.
A work of fiction or a story that could actually be true?
And no acumen of the sport’s nuisances is required as a kicker’s job is simple.
He comes on in specialist circumstances to either kick a conversion after a touchdown which is 19 yards from the uprights (which are 18 feet 6 inches apart) or boots a field goal which is worth three points (a conversion or PAT is only worth one point). Pro kickers are normally considered in range within 55 yards of the posts.
And there is a history of international sportsmen trying their luck in Gridiron. Former Tottenham striker Clive Allen played for the London Monarchs in NFL Europe in 1997 – the feeder league at the time for the elite level in the US.
A decade before former Welsh rugby star Paul Thorburn, who is credited with the longest penalty ...
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