If you wake up in the world one day and realize NFL punters are super cool — Marquette King will be the guy you thank.
Talk about a hustler’s ambition — according to The New Yorker — King was recruited to be a wide receiver at Fort Valley State, but struggled to get on the field.
Needing to do something to retain his scholarship — Marquette taught himself how to punt, eventually moving on to the NFL, where he beat out Chris Kluwe to win the Raiders punting job, replacing Shane Lechler.
King like Reggie Roby in my generation — is currently the leagues only black punter — which makes him even more special, because not only does he have wheels
The Raiders need to get their punter Marquette King some snaps at running back pic.twitter.com/4881HoD0Tq
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 23, 2016
He can really kick also, booming the ball with regularity like the kick seen below in the video courtesy of SB Nation:
Or how bout an 87-yard kick that drives like an Aaron Rodgers hail mary?
King is also quite the personality, heating up social media with dope quotes:
— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) October 10, 2016
Showing up to camp as a $16 million power ranger
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) July 28, 2016
Lending a beat to a Monday Victory Flow:
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) October 24, 2016
Or dabbin with a dog as a dog:
Kudos to Marquette King — and get to know best punter in the NFL and the only black punter in the league as well.