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Six Pack Sunday: A Real Big Dicker

This weekend has been a whirlwind in the sports world. We’ve got Red Sox/Yankees, UFC229, and a full slate of college football and NFL football games. Before Twitter was engulfed in the post UFC scuffle between Khabib, Conor and their respective countrymen, there was one man at the top of the trending list. And I do use the term “man” lightly.

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Image: Hookem.com

Cameron Dicker is a true freshman kicker at the University of Texas. He’s from Austin so I imagine most of his life is similar to any of the good season of Friday Night Lights. I struggled even adding him to this prestigious list, given that he is only 18 years old, but after kicking the game winning FG against Oklahoma this weekend, he belongs here.

In football, the only position that assumes 100% responsibility and blame is the kicker. Kickers really are like good lawyers, they don’t matter until you need one. Down there in good ol’ Texas, I’m not sure God created Cameron Dicker with any other purpose on Earth than being a kicker. What an opportunity. When the Dicker family settled down in Austin after living some time in Taiwan and Shanghai, someone gave Cameron the gift of the kick.

With the last name Dicker, there is no better career for Cameron. Dicker the Kicker is one of the most simple yet effective nicknames ever. I don’t want to start discussing an 18 year old but it seems he has the balls to live up to the nickname. I will be extremely disappointed if we don’t see Dicker the Kicker drafted by the Cowboys in 2 or 3 years.

He might still have his boyish image, but Dicker the Kicker is about to take the world by storm.

 

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