After becoming one of the best-known punters in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts for eight years, Pat McAfee retired after the 2016 season. The part-time comedian left the league to entertain people, joining Barstool Sports. Now McAfee is trying to follow another lifelong dream of his—to become a professional wrestler.
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Before being drafted in 2009, McAfee wanted to become a wrestler. “If it wasn’t for finding out that my right leg could kick a ball really far, which is what I did, I am 100 percent certain that I would be attempting to be or would be a professional wrestler,” McAfee told the IndyStar back in January.
He even got a chance to get in the ring before he was drafted, going up against a man named “Warpig.” Although his agent was vehemently against it, McAfee couldn’t resist.
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Now that his football career is over, McAfee has time to train to become a professional wrestler. The 30-year-old is now training with wrestling legend Rip Rogers, and he looks like he’s in great shape.
McAfee’s NFL career set him up with a perfect wrestling name: “The Boomstick.” He can do a high kick as his finishing move, like in the video above. He could even bring some of the celebrations he used to do on the field to the ring.
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