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Duke offensive lineman Chance Lytle took a somewhat unusual approach to fire up his team ahead of the upcoming college football season. He decided to show off his operatic pipes.
The Blue Devils’ Twitter account tweeted out a video of Lytle’s performance and proclaimed that the 24-year-old graduate student had the “voice of an angel.”
For some inexplicable reason, singing has been sweeping the football world this summer. Lytle’s impromptu performance comes just after some Buffalo Bills rookies did their best Backstreet Boys impression which was met with enthusiastic approval from quarterback Josh Allen.
However, if we’re speaking strictly on vocal ability, Lytle blows the Bills rookies out of the water.
Lytle’s musical ability isn’t limited to singing arias. According to the Blue Devil’s website, the San Antonio native has a dual degree in music & voice performance and psychology.
Sports Illustrated reported that Lytle also plays cello, violin, piano, and even mandolin. He also writes his own music and lyrics and seems to spend some time working away in the recording studio.
The 6-foot, 7-inch, 329 pond linemen bring more than just an operatic baritone to the Duke Blue Devils’ roster. He spent his undergrad years playing at the University of Colorado. There, he appeared in 30 games for the Buffalos.
Maybe one of these days Lytle will put out an album, and as you can tell, he’s a little more musically inclined than other players like Deion Sanders and Antonio Brown who decided to give music a shot.
There’s no doubt he’d be able to come up with an opera album infinitely more listenable than Terry Bradshaw’s Christmas album, Terry Bradshaw Sings Christmas Songs For The Whole Family.
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