Cameron Dicker's quest to make the Pro Bowl now includes a fun campaign that will make you kick your feet.
The Los Angeles Chargers kicker launched his campaign Wednesday in hopes of getting fans to vote him into this year's Pro Bowl. Not only does he have the stats to back up his drive (he's 19 of 20 from the field in another disappointing season for the Chargers) but he's also launched a season that will make Bob Odenkirk proud.
In the video, Dicker makes fun of the typical ambulance-chasing lawyer. You've seen those commercials, mostly airing weekdays during the day or between football games on the weekend. Dicker, a second-year veteran at the University of Texas at Austin, channeled his inner Better call Saul person and made his speech.
“Have you ever been defeated by a missed field goal?” Dicker asks. “My name is Cameron Dicker and I will kick for you.”
Dicker, dressed in a suit, then performs some karate moves and throws down the gauntlet.
“Fifty, 40, 30. It doesn't matter,” he proclaims. I will do it!”
Just in case, Dicker recruits his quarterback, Justin Herbert, to help him.
“You don't believe me? Ask him,” Dicker says.
The video then cuts to a spliced-in video of Herbert saying, “Cameron Dicker is a really good kicker. He's exceptional and I love him.”
“And I didn't edit that!” Dicker then insists.
In any case, Dicker hopes this latest effort will help him secure his first berth in the upcoming Pro Bowl, where NFL stars are voted on with the help of fans. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the top vote-getter so far. For those wondering, Taylor Swift's boyfriend Travis Kelce is at number 5 with almost 40,000 votes. starting December 6.
“So don't be a fool and let me kick for you in the Pro Bowl,” he says.
The video has since gone viral, but Dicker still has some catching up to do, as Cleveland Browns kicker Dustin Hopkins holds the spot in the AFC for the most votes so far at that position. The last day fans can vote is Christmas Day, then NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 29.
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