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Vince Wilfork, Carli Lloyd compete in field-goal kicking contest (Video)


Houston Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is a true Renaissance man. From his immaculate sense of fashion to his clinics in interpretive dance, Wilfork is always finding new ways to bless us with his talents. This week, the five-time Pro Bowler showcased another one of his endless array of skills: field-goal kicking.

Tuesday’s latest episode of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” saw U.S. Women’s soccer superstar Carli Lloyd pay a visit to Texans practice. And proving once again that he backs down from no challenge, Wilfork engaged Lloyd in a field-goal kicking competition for the ages.

Now on paper, a 325-pound lineman squaring off against someone who actually does kick a ball for a living (and is one of the best in the world at that much) would seem like a mismatch on the level of Ronald Reagan vs. Walter Mondale. But Wilfork had a few tricks up his overalls, not only matching Lloyd from the 25-yard range, but also equalizing 10 yards deeper by booting it through the uprights from 35 yards. It was magical.

Quick, somebody set this to Mozart.

After Wilfork successfully dueled one of the best soccer players in the land to a draw, it looks like the Texans have found their new second-string kicker. Look out Joey “Big Toe” Julius!!

H/T theScore


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