Came across this by accident but what a great story to follow up on Christian Wade. Jamie Gillan, aka the Scottish Hammer, has just been awarded a “rookie” contract with the Cleveland Browns as their “punter”. Gillan was a schoolboy rugby player (Fly Half) who left Scotland at 16 for the US with his family. He then got a college scholarship and, somewhat haphazardly, the rookie contract with Cleveland Browns yesterday.
The video below (first link, towards the end of the article) shows him kicking 70 yard conversions for fun! He can also run 40 yards out of the block in 4.6 seconds (which he thinks is slow).
Congratulations to the Scottish Hammer!
Scotsman Jamie Gillan's impressive 74-yard kick during an American football game saw him go viral on social media. Now the “Scottish Hammer” is waiting to see if he’s done enough to earn a permanent place in the NFL. #TheNine pic.twitter.com/ryVUHgWR2d
— The Nine (@BBCScotNine) August 30, 2019