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Index – Sports – The true story of Cinderella: From scaffolding to the world’s elite at age 30

Lou Headley Born in Mandurah, an hour’s drive from Perth in the southwestern part of the continent, he later became an Australian footballer and played in the National League. He was known for his big kicks, which gave him the opportunity to switch sports and try out American football.

“I’ve never followed sports or anything like that, but some coaches suggested I try this program and I finally decided to try it” he said in 2017.

one this year College in San Francisco He started his career as a gambler, then as a skater to the University of Miami He went on to become a starter for the Hurricanes.

During his four-year career at Florida, he kicked the ball often (208) and far (45.2-yard average), even running for 21 yards in 2019.

And with his performance in 2020 and 2021, he was named to the Conference’s Second Dream Team, and at the final call he was already selected to the First Team.

Regardless, this is not the position NFL teams are after, as most players enter the league as undrafted free agents. Moreover, the 30-year-old athlete is starting this year from a disadvantage in a field of mostly 21-23-year-olds. After all, he’s already approaching his physical limits, his latent potential is lower, and his projected career is much shorter.

It is not surprising that he was not even selected in the NFL draft, but meanwhile, in the second round of the non-North American draft in the Canadian League, the right to play was taken away by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

On the other hand, he won’t have the chance to play in the CFL for a while, which he obviously doesn’t regret, since the New Orleans Saints gave him a chance to fight for his place on the team, and during roster cuts that happened this week, He even earned the starting position on the team!

According to his contract, the dad can earn $750,000 this season, which isn’t bad considering he dropped out of high school last year, who recently As the owner of a tattoo parlor in Bali He was looking for his daily income.

But that wasn’t even the strangest situation for the well-built character since then He worked as a scaffold for seven years.

For seven years, I lived my life off the ground, in a seat belt. It was a lot of fun and gave me the opportunity to keep fit despite the work. In addition, I paid good money, and I didn’t have much time to spend it

– I remembered these times recently.

Now he’s probably going to rise even higher on the Most Wanted list…

The 2023 NFL Championship Outdoor season will begin in a week, with the Kansas City Chiefs vs Detroit Lions match.

National Football League 2023

Regular division, first round

September 8, 2.20: Kansas City Chiefs – Detroit Lions

September 10, 7 p.m.: Atlanta Falcons – Carolina Panthers

September 10, 7 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens – Houston Texans

September 10, 7 p.m.: Cleveland Browns – Cincinnati Bengals

September 10, 7 p.m.: Indianapolis Colts – Jacksonville Jaguars

September 10, 7 p.m.: Minnesota Vikings-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

September 10, 7 p.m.: New Orleans Saints-Tennessee Titans

September 10, 7 p.m.: Pittsburgh Steelers – San Francisco 49ers

September 10, 7 p.m.: Washington-Arizona Cardinals leaders

September 10, 10:25 p.m.: Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers

September 10, 10:25 p.m.: Denver Broncos – Las Vegas Raiders

September 10, 10:25 p.m.: Los Angeles Chargers – Miami Dolphins

September 10, 10:25 p.m.: New England Patriots – Philadelphia Eagles

September 10, 10:25 p.m.: Seattle Seahawks – Los Angeles Rams

September 11, 2.20: New York Giants – Dallas Cowboys

September 12, 2.15: New York Jets – Buffalo Bills

(Cover photo: Lou Headley. Photo: Megan Briggs/Getty Images)