The New England Patriots have a history of signing players with unconventional backgrounds or who went undrafted. Well, in the very near future, they might add another name to the list—Josh Gable, a 26-year-old internet trick shot kicker. The Patriots have invited Gable to their minicamp.
Although he did not play college football, Gable was a pretty good kicker in high school. According to ESPN, the Nebraska native was second-team All State as a freshman and first-team All State as a sophomore and senior. After high school, Gable went overseas to play soccer in Italy and Belgium.
After a few years of soccer, Gable returned to the States. He now plays football for the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League. Plus, he has made a bunch of trick shot videos and posted them online. They show off his incredible leg strength and accuracy. Take a look at some of the most impressive ones.
Here Gable is making 70-, 75- and 80-yard field goals.
In this video, he shows off his extremely accurate kicks.
Here are a few crazy kicks by Gable. We have no clue how he does it.
If field goals don't work out for Gable, he can also do kickoffs.
The Pats must have liked what they saw, because they still have 4-time Pro Bowler Stephen Gostkowski on their roster. But even if they don't sign Gable, his minicamp experience should be good exposure for his future kicking career.