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It is probably fair to say that Cameron Johnston and Bill Burr have never been seen in the same room.
After all, the Australian NFL punter and famous American comedian are in very different lines of work and have no reason to have crossed paths.
But have you ever considered that maybe it’s because they’re actually the same person?
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That’s the theory circulating on social media after NFL fans pounced on the fact that Johnston is in fact an absolute dead-ringer for Burr.
— theScore (@theScore) December 12, 2021
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 12, 2021
Nobody has ever seen Cameron Johnston and Bill Burr in the same room together in the same room. pic.twitter.com/BYxRTkBAXo
— Dave Howard (@dahowa50) December 12, 2021
Burr is a 53-year-old stand-up comic, actor, writer and podcaster who is best known for creating and starring in the animated Netflix series F Is for Family. He has also had roles in Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian.
Johnston meanwhile, is enjoying a superb season as Houston’s punter, after joining from the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason. He is averaging 46.8 yards per punt and is currently leading all AFC punters in Pro Bowl voting.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 9, 2021
Cameron Johnston knocking on door for Pro Bowl
The 29-year-old continued to build his case for Pro Bowl selection during the showdown with the Seahawks and fellow Aussie punter Michael Dickson.
Dickson is hoping yo make his second Pro Bowl appearance and currently has the most votes of all NFC punters.
The pair of former Australian rules footballers currently lead the NFL in the total number of punts so far this season.
This stat from Seahawks-Texans pic.twitter.com/birN0gD7Ly
— Computer Cowboy (@benbbaldwin) December 12, 2021
Both players lived up to their lofty reputations during the clash, repeatedly showcasing their sublime control and placement.
— NFL Australia (@NFLAustralia) December 12, 2021
The two Pro Bowl leaders in the AFC and NFC, Cam Johnston and Michael Dickson, have both pinned punts inside the 5 so far today.
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) December 12, 2021
Johnston finished the contest with five punts for a 45.8 yard average, including a long of 58 yards and one punt downed inside the opponent’s five-yard line, tying him for second place in the NFL for that statistical category.
P @Cam_Johnston downs a 54-yard punt at the SEA 3-yard line. Johnston has now dropped four punts inside the opponent's 5-yard line this season, tied for second-most in the NFL.#ProBowlVote #SEAvsHOU pic.twitter.com/FL7P82tnzd
— Houston Texans PR (@TexansPR) December 12, 2021
Dickson meanwhile had four kicks for an average of 42.3 yards, including a long of 48 yards and two punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.
The Seahawks eventually came out on top, securing a 33-13 victory that improved their record to 5-8 on the season, keeping their slim hopes of making the NFL playoffs alive.
The Texans meanwhile dropped to 2-11 and remain tied for last place in the AFC South.
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