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Some unique football players, part 5


February 18, 2022

In 2019, after a successful six-year stint in the Canadian Football League, Lirim Hajrullahu opted not to play another season of football in his adopted country.

Rather, he headed south – hoping to land one of the coveted (and high-paying!) place-kicking jobs in the National Football League (NFL). It was not an easy transition for him.

Regardless of how talented an athlete is, only 32 place-kicking slots – one per team – exist in the NFL. In 2020, Hajrullahu bounced around on three NFL “practice squads” but never got into a regular game.

He even played some semi-pro ball – witho...

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