Players in the NFL are well known for their skills on the field. Off the field it get even more interesting when you see the things they can do with the ball when it’s not all about game winning touchdowns and field goals. Most of these can be seen on youtube and you should probably check them out as describing them as is done here doesn’t really do them justice. These tricks are usually done by players who want to get picked for to fantasy football leagues. Some of them can be learned by fans with practice but a few are in fact dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted at home.
Christ Chambers of the San Diego Chargers manages to catch three footballs: one in each hand and then the third in between the other two. The balls are thrown from three different persons standing behind him. He turns his back to them and catches the first and second ball without even looking. With his hands full he neatly catches the third ball that is thrown using the other two. It’s a very difficulty trick to do, especially with your back turned to the persons throwing the ball to you.
Chris Cooley of the Washington redskins shows his strength by actually punching through a wall to make the catch. He knocks on the wall to show that it is solid and then indicates to the person throwing the ball where on the wall he should aim then goes to stand behind it. He gives a signal and the ball is thrown. Amazingly he breaks through the wall and catches the ball blind then pulls his hand, now holding the ball back through the wall.
Mason Crossby of the Green Bay Packers does an amazing job doing a trick using three footballs and a bell tower. He lines the balls up in a row as though he will be attempting field goals then kicks them one after the other up to the tower and causes the bell to chime.
Laurence Maroney of the New England Patriots demonstrates his ability to get through a small space by running full force at an SUV that has both its front windows down. Amazingly he jumps straight through both windows and emerges unscathed on the other side, still holding the ball.
Braylon Edwards of the Cleveland Browns amazingly catches 5 balls hurled at him from a dispenser while being completely blindfolded. He even turns his back at some one point and still doesn’t miss.
Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans, launches a football himself and then runs the length of the field and catches it.
Jason Campbell of the Washington Redskins throws two balls toward two receivers that are out on the field. The balls bounce off each other and spin away from each other into the hands of the waiting receivers.
Marc Bulger of the St. Louis Rams tosses a ball at a score card being held up at the end of a field. Demonstrating his amazing aim, he changes the number on the card each time he hits it with the ball.
Chris Simms of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers throws three footballs into three bins placed all over the field. To show that he is really talented, he then hits a bin that is located in the back of a moving truck.