Carli Lloyd might have the hardest shot in women’s international soccer, so she is known for her kicking game. The 2015 World Cup champion and Golden Ball winner showed the world that with her hat trick in the final in July, including a third goal from midfield.
Vince Wilfork is not at all known for kicking things — except for other people’s butts in the trenches. Listed at 6-foot-2, 325 Ibs., Wilfork is a whole lot of man who plays nose tackle, part of the defensive unit in American football. He won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots, but he currently plays for the Houston Texans, meaning he and Lloyd share a home city for their professional teams.
Lloyd stopped by Texans training camp between her time with the Dash, and Texans coach Bill O’Brien decided to have Wilfork take on Lloyd in a field-goal kicking competition. It looks like everyone had some fun with this one (click the link in the tweet for video):
Field goal competition.
Who you got? #HardKnocks
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 8, 2015
Add that to the list of seemingly endless, awesome things Lloyd has done since becoming the face of American soccer two months ago.
The full segment airs on Tuesday on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” NFL series.
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