New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford proved on Tuesday that he is a reliable last resort if a returner were to break free while returning one of his punts. The Super Bowl champion was chosen to be special guest for a day camp in Long Island called Coleman Country Day Camp, where he picked out a few kids to field his punts. After the kids had their fun, he chose WNBC sportscaster Bruce Beck to be the last participant. Beck caught the ball and looked up to see Weatherford chasing after him. Beck tried, and failed, to outrun the Giants' punter. Steve chased him down displaying impressive technique to bring him to the ground and even forced the fumble.
After the clinic, Beck had some fun with Weatherford joking that he was actually being attacked by the punter.
"Weatherford was right on top of me and dropped me like a ton of bricks. I was lucky to be alive. I was fortunate not to break any bones. Does Weatherford have any idea I'm not a camper?" Beck said.
Weatherford came right back with some constructive criticism for the sportscaster.
"Sometimes you just gotta think on your toes Bruce. You did a great job catching the ball but that's only half the battle buddy. First off you should've fair caught it. But stick to having the mic in your hand because at least you can't fumble that," Weatherford joked.
If we've learned one thing from watching Weatherford, it's to expect the unexpected. During the Super Bowl victory parade, he and kicker Lawrence Tynes strapped on some gear and joined the marching band down the Canyon of Heroes.
Not only is Steve good at what he does, but he always seems to be having a good time doing it. He is a great competitor and truly a joy for the fans to watch.
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