Yesterday in Tampa Bay, we saw an impressive touchdown throw by Cam, an even more impressive interception by Luke, and perhaps the most impressive pickup technique in football history by our kicker Graham Gano.
Right before the end of the half, with the Panthers up by 10 points and 17 seconds left on the clock, Graham walked up to the ball, step-kicked it to the ref, and nonchalantly turns around.
Spectrum News reporter Mike Solarte tweeted out the video of the mind-blowing trick yesterday afternoon;
— Mike Solarte (@MikeSolarte) October 29, 2017
and it’s since been retweeted, liked, and commented on thousands of times.
How’d ya do that? 👀
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 30, 2017
I had been looking for this yesterday!! That move looked so dope!
— Franklin Velez (@CallMeStash) October 30, 2017
Bucs fan here that was at the game so saw that move live and in person! And yes, it was the highlight of the day for me!
— Scott Rairigh (@BucsOsFan) October 29, 2017
That was the coolest thing ever. How much did you practice that?
— Parker (@ThatScottyGuy) October 29, 2017
Can you post a how to?! It’s like a David Copperfield skit
— BravesAndBeer (@bravesandbeer) October 30, 2017
As impressive as it was, however, it still may not be as good as some of the ‘pick-me’ tricks of other NFL greats;
Graham kick-flip is actually a very well-executed freestyle soccer trick that’s been translated to American football. The Soccer Freestyle Master Guide lays out step-by-step instructions on how to do the trick…but you will need some epic footwork skills, and a decade or two of practice.