Rams Punter Knocks Down Cliff Avril, Is Terrified When Seahawks Go Back at Him

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistDecember 27, 2015

St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker is a real tough guy.

After a first-half boot against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Hekker pushed Cliff Avril to the ground—an extremely bold move given that the defensive end is 260 pounds of beast.

Hekker was called for a penalty, and the next time St. Louis punted, Avril and Michael Bennett went at Hekker like a pack of lions on a zebra.

Hekker cowered.

After the Rams won 23-17, Bennett talked about the incident. He said that Hekker acted "like a little girl":

Gregg Bell @gbellseattle

#Seahawks locker rm video: Michael Bennett: Rams P Johnny Hekker "like a little girl" cowering after hitting Avril https://t.co/gXdEHIGvUW

Update from Monday, Dec. 28

After seeing what Hekker did Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens wanted to let the Seahawks know they weren't alone in getting blindsided by the punter:

Other teams will surely take notice of these hits.

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