It is rare to see a kicker who knows how to troll or talk trash. Honestly, there normally is not a lot for kickers to talk trash about. It is either do your job or get noticed. The pressure is insane, but perfection is almost expected.
When you find a kicker who knows how to taunt the opposing team, you give that guy opportunities to get fired up. And that is exactly what NC State did on Friday night.
With the Wolfpack up 38-31 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, kicker Christopher Dunn stepped up to attempt a 53-yard field goal. He’s only 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) on the season, but he has made another 50-plus yarder earlier in the season.
Well, he nails the kick. But that is just when the fun was getting underway.
Dunn decided to pump up the home crowd in Raleigh. Then, the 5-foot-8, 180-pound junior turned his attention to Miami. He proceeded to hilariously taunt the Hurricanes. There was still an entire quarter left to be played, and Dunn had to get back out on the field with grown men twice his size.
It didn’t matter. The confidence was oozing. The guy had just drilled a NFL-caliber kick, and he wanted Miami to know it — even though they had just seen it.
NC State’s kicker with the big celebration after making a 53-yard FG 😅 pic.twitter.com/4WEH4LjeZy
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2020
Man, college football is amazing.
There was only one way this night could have ended better for Dunn. And that is if Hurricane quarterback D’Eriq King had not played. King produced 531 total yards and five touchdowns against the Wolfpack, and Miami came back to win 44-41.
In fact, NC State didn’t put up a single point after Dunn’s celebration.
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