The life of a kicker is not an easy one. He can stand on the sidelines for much of a game, only to be called upon in the closing seconds to determine the outcome. Some kickers gain fame for their poise under pressure, while others fail to seal the deal.
Unfortunately, former UGA kicker Blair Walsh couldn’t come through when it mattered the most, hooking his 27-yard potential game-winning field goal to the left and ending the Minnesota Vikings’ season with a 10-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs
Shortly after what must have been a gut-wrenching moment in Walsh’s life, he was surrounded by media members in the locker room. It would have been understandable for the kicker to shy away from the topic or let his emotions get the better of him. Instead, Walsh demonstrated character while answering questions and provided some unique insight into the life of a kicker.
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