We haven’t seen anything of the likes since William “The Refrigerator” Perry was running and catching touchdown passes for the Chicago Bears in 1985. There is a line from “The Fridge” in the Superbowl Shuffle where he sings, “When I kick and pass, we’ll have more fun.” Well, it wasn’t for fun, but the Detroit Lions needed former Husker Ndamukong Suh, all 307 pounds of him, to attempt an extra point.
The Lions longtime kicker Jason Hanson was hurt earlier in the game and after the Lions scored to make it 13-10 against the visiting Jets, Detroit’s head coach Jim Schwartz turned to Suh.
“There’s no question that Ndamukong is our backup field goal kicker,” Schwartz said. “He’s done it in practice. We have a lot of confidence that he could kick it. It put him in a difficult situation because he went out without any warmups. … Probably should have called a timeout, given him time to get ready.”
Suh grew up playing soccer so it wasn’t unfamiliar territory for him, but he did hit the upright keeping the score at 13-10. Suh would not comment after the game.