Seahawks P Jon Ryan Faceplants After Trying to Hurdle Defender

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After fielding a low snap, Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan decided he didn't have time to get his kick off, so he took off and ran with the football.

It didn't turn out well for him—at all.

Ryan did his best to try to pick up the first down on 4th-and-7 from Seattle's 25-yard line, even going as far as attempting to hurdle a pair of Minnesota Vikings defenders. The result: a rough faceplant followed by a bloody nose.

Update from Thursday, Jan. 14

Ryan's reasoning for his failed hurdle and ensuing faceplant, via Sports Radio KJR's Curtis Crabtree, actually makes sense:

Guess real-life football just isn't the same as EA Sports' Madden.

--End of Update--


According to the Seahawks, Ryan was ruled questionable to return with a nose injury:

ESPN's John Clayton tweeted there was a "good chance" the Seattle punter would return to the game:

Minnesota took over on downs at the Seattle 29-yard line and used that great field position to get a field goal and a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter.

On Monday, Ryan posted a picture of his post-faceplant face. Given that it looked like he had been in a fight, the punter had some fun with caption, as he wrote, "You should see the other guy."

Here's a look at Ryan and the other guy:

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