August 16, 2022

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Local kicker Nick DeAngelis uses TikTok to land Detroit Lions Ford Field showcase – The Denver Post

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Former Penn State walk-on kicker Nick DeAngelis, a native of Ramsey, N.J., harnessed the viral power of TikTok for a chance to boot field goals at the Detroit Lions’ Ford Field on Saturday.

He built a following of 46,800 fans with videos of splitting the uprights, and he lobbied NFL teams for a chance to kick at their stadiums with captions like “Day 7 trying to get [an] NFL team to let me make a video in their stadium.”

The Lions’ social media team responded recently and agreed to accommodate him: So @ndeangelis04, as he’s known on TikTok, will launch from the Ford Field turf on Saturday.

“I’m just looking for a host anywhere,” DeAngelis, 25, said on the phone Thursday. “In the past, people said I wouldn’t be able to play Division I, that I should quit. I won’t…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-12 10:57:10

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