If you are browsing through Twitter today, you are sure to see tons of tweets about prep football players officially signing with the school of their choice.
By now, we all have seen enough of these announcements that they have all just become the same thing over and over again. You know, they rarely start on time and then when they do, the player thanks every person they have ever bumped shoulders with before finally putting on a hat or unzipping a jacket to reveal his/her choice.
But what you are about to see is hands down the greatest Signing Day announcement that has EVER taken place.
Rather than describing the video, we will let you watch for yourself how 3-star TD Cooper Dawson (along with the help of his friend, Kingsley Feinman, reveals where he will be playing college football.
This is one of the greatest signing days you will ever see. Hanahan’s Cooper Dawson picks Syracuse- but does it by first telling close friend Kingsley Feinman. Kingsley announces the decision- Dawson adds that Kingsley taught him the only disability is a bad attitude. @ABCNews4 pic.twitter.com/3OGJzJmlXg
— Scott Eisberg (@SEisbergWCIV) December 19, 2018
Huge props to Cooper Dawson for “getting it.” He certainly made some fans today!
And Feinman is 100% correct, “the only disability is a bad attitude.”
Jason Hanson vs. Matt Prater: Who is the greatest Detroit Lions’ kicker of all-time?
While browsing Twitter this afternoon, I came across a series of tweets debating whether Jason Hanson or Matt Prater is the greatest Detroit Lions‘ kicker of all-time. My immediate response was that Prater is the best the Lions have ever had but that was based solely on his percentage of makes from 50 yards and out.
That being said, I figured it would only be fair if I took a closer look before jumping to such a decisive conclusion.
As you probably already know if you clicked on this, Jason Hanson spent 21 seasons with the Lions. During that time, he was selected to the Pro Bowl on two occasions (1997 and 1999) and he was always considered to be one of the most consistent kickers in the league. In his career, Hanson made 495 field goals (23.57 per season), including a career-best 34 in 1993.
As far as Prater goes, he is currently in his 12th season (5th season with the Lions), and like Hanson, he has been selected to two Pro Bowls (2013 and 2016). So far in his career, Prater has drilled 270 field goals (22.5 per season), including a career-best 31 in 2016 with the Lions.
You never know with kickers, but chances are that Prater, who is 34, will not play another nine seasons to match Hanson and likely will not end up with as many career field goals.
*Note: Prater still has two games remaining in 2018
EDGE: Jason Hanson
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