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Local, Trick Kicker Becoming YouTube Sensation

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You don't usually see kickers in highlights, unless they made a game winner or made the bloopers, but a local kicker is beginning to change that one trick at a time.

Very few athletes can do with their hands what Adam Lenon can do with his feet.

You might remember a McDonald's commercial featuring Larry Bird and Michael Jordan in the nineties. The two did tricks with a basketball, but Lenon does similar trick with a football.

"It's just the feeling you get when the ball drops. You know, it's kind of a cool feeling."

Long before becoming a YouTube sensation, Lenon began perfecting his kick at seven years old.

"From the minute I saw kicking, I was intrigued by it and I wanted to do it."

Most kids grow up with dreams of becoming the star quarterback. Not lemon. He practiced kicking in his front yard every day after school.

"Just for the dramatics of kicking, I'd purposely hit the light pole, just so I could get that feeling kickers have in the game, like, oh man, I missed it or it would bounce of and in. I just fell in love with it at an early age."

Lenon was the starting kicker at McQueen High School. In college, he had a brief stint with UNLV. These days, he's quickly becoming known as "The Trick Kicker."

"A lot of times, I just daydream about kicking. I just randomly think of these wacky trick shots to do," said Lenon. "The coolest trick shot I've ever done is a ladder trick shot. I set my kickoff tee on top of a ladder and I have my field goal holder on the ground and I kick the field goal ball into the ball on the ladder and that ball goes into the hoop."

Kickers are quite often the focal point of jokes in locker rooms. Some football players argue if they are athletes at all. Lenon said that is crazy.

"I just don't agree with it. I know I'm an athlete. I've been an athlete my whole life."

Lenon played for the Nevada Dream last year; a semi-pro team. He hopes to play for them again next year.

Lenon also travels around the country giving children kicking lessons.

To watch his video, click here

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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