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Fans Claim Brock Lesnar “Doesn’t Get Nearly Enough Credit” for His Football Skills After a Video of His NFL Match Goes Viral

Published 03/24/2023, 1:15 PM EDT

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After conquering the square ring, Brock Lesnar left WWE in 2004 to find new challenges and, in the process, made a memorable career in the world of MMA. The Beast Incarnate is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and eventually returned to WWE for another impressive run. Although his combat sports career is well-versed, many are unaware of his short stint in the NFL.

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Lesnar was a part of the NFL team Minnesota Vikings, for around two months before launching himself big into the MMA world. A clip of Brock Lesnar’s NFL match from the pre-season recently went viral. Wrestling News shared it on their official Twitter account and fans can’t stop praising The Conqueror.


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Brock Lesnar’s NFL match clip goes viral

In the caption of the shared clip, his NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings was summarized. Wrestling News wrote, “In 2004, Brock Lesnar was in a motorcycle accident that left him with a broken jaw, a bruised pelvis, and a pulled groin and he STILL made it onto the Minnesota Vikings for pre-season games. Head Coach Mike Tice believed Brock would have made the team in 2005 if he stuck with it.”

The Beast signed with the Minnesota Vikings and played a few pre-season games. It is often argued that the now 45-year-old would have been a successful NFL player if he had not met with the ill-fated motorcycle accident.


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The Rise and Fall of Brock Lesnar in the NFL

Nevertheless, before joining amateur wrestling and winning the NCAA Championship, Lesnar had played football in college. Surprisingly, even after a huge gap since his last football game, the former three-time Universal impressed the NFL community.

Fans praise Brock Lesnar over his impressive NFL run!

The seven-time WWE Champion is not an ordinary athlete. As the clip went viral, the fans’ reaction reiterated his prowess at each sport he graced. Here are some of the reactions by fans impressed with Lesnar’s football skills.

Fans call the former UFC Heavyweight Champion the best physical athlete in the world today.

The 10-time world champion has done it all!

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Even though Lesnar is agile, this fan thinks his huge physique slowed him on the ground!


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The ‘One in 21-1’ is ready for a mega challenge once again at WrestleMania 39. He will face ‘The Nigerian Giant’ Omos at one of the grandest events.


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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra