Brock Lesnar’s first official tackle in the NFL

Monday, March 27, 2017

Brock Lesnar is the former undisputed UFC heavyweight champion as well as former NCAA division 1 wrestling champion and current WWE wrestler. Many people do not know however that Brock Lesnar also had a brief stint in the National Football League.

Lesnar briefly played for the Minnesota Vikings as a defensive tackle – a position that would see his elite level wrestling background put to good use. Though he had no collegiate background in football it was something he wanted to try so he left the WWE in 2004 to give it a shot.

Unfortunately for Lesnar though, he was involved in a pretty serious motorcycle accident that left him with some serious injuries right at the start of his football career. Lesnar still had a great showing at the NFL combine and even played in several pre-season games but was eventually cut from the team shortly thereafter.

In this video clip, we see some footage of Lesnar’s brief time with the NFL and he looks pretty good here. In the clip we see Lesnar, who is very fast for a man his size, successfully tackle the opposing teams running back and forces a fumble.

Though Lesnar’s time with the NFL was short lived, it really shows what an amazing talent he was that he was even able to make it on a NFL team in the first place, albeit briefly.

Fate had other plans in mind for Lesnar however, as he would then set his sights on MMA where he became the UFC heavyweight champion of the world. Lesnar would then go on to successfully defend that belt for the current record of two defenses.

Brock Edward Lesnar (born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and former mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler and professional American football player currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand. He is a four-time WWE Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and a NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion. [Source: Wiki]

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