Football has become such a staple of American culture that it can often feel like we’ve seen everything the sport has to offer.
But every once in a while, you see a play that totally defies your expectations of the sport.
SBNation recently ran an excellent feature on the evolution of NFL punters, detailing how a group of current stars at the position have risen the once-maligned play into an art form.
Buried in the article is a video of Jordan Berry, who’s currently a punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers, executing one of the most bizarre trick plays we’ve ever seen.
Berry, who grew up in Australia playing Aussie rules football, attended Eastern Kentucky University. His background in Aussie rules helped him develop incredible control over his punts, which the EKU coaching staff utilized to their advantage during a 2013 game against Morehead State:
Yes, that’s Berry completing a pass with his foot. As long as the receiver catches the ball behind the line of scrimmage, it’s totally legal. I’ve been a football fan my entire life and played the sport in college, and I had absolutely zero clue this was something that could happen.