Former AFL player turned NFL punter Arryn Siposs got a rare chance to showcase his ability with ball in hand, as he bravely covered up a botched play to ensure his team avoided certain disaster.
Siposs was punting from inside his own endzone during the Philadelphia Eagles’ divisional clash with the New York Giants, and after the kick was blocked, he managed to scoop the ball up himself and take off down the sideline.
He was then hit after going out of bounds – and probably should have earned a penalty flag as a result – as the late tackle forced him from the game with an ankle injury.
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He was carted off the field at MetLife Stadium, but not before a few choice words to one heckler in the stands. He was unable to return to the field and may miss games as a result of the play due to a leg injury.
The Australian began transitioning from Aussie rules to American football in 2016, and after working with the Prokick program, received an offer to play college football for the Auburn Tigers in 2018.
He spent two seasons there, before being on the practice squad of the Detroit Lions in 2020.
He made his debut for the Eagles last September, and is now in his second season with the high-flying NFC East leaders, who clinched a play-off spot with a 48-22 win.
Siposs shares a locker room with Jordan Mailata, the former South Sydney Rabbitohs junior player who has since become one of the top offensive linemen in the entire NFL.
There’s a real chance that both could head home with Super Bowl rings this year, as the Eagles boast the best record in the sport this season at 11-1, and are currently paying $6 to win the whole thing.
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