'Old man' earns $70k for charity with epic NFL stunt

NFL fans were treated to an incredible spectacle after an ‘old man’ did the seemingly unthinkable to win a whopping $70,000 for charity. 

As part of the NFL’s “Crucial Catch” promotion, the Indianapolis Colts offered to donate the large sum of money to cancer research if one ‘random’ fan could satisfy their criteria.

The supporter they plucked from the crowd had to kick three successful field goals – each one from further away than the last.

Up stepped an elderly-looking gentleman who was bald, wore thick glasses and carried a walking stick.

Tasked with nailing goals from 20, 30 and 40 yards, it looked as if the man had no chance of winning the prize as he hobbled towards the first football.

This ‘old man’ stunned NFL fans with his kicking ability. Pic: Twitter@Colts

But go ahead and watch the video at the top of the page.

What fans didn’t know at the time is that the ‘elderly’ kicker was actually former Colts punter Pat McAfee hidden under that old-man mask.

The kicking star taking great pleasure from booting his way to a big chunk of change for charity.

McAfee took to social media afterwards to apologise for the deception, with many fans wishing he’d return for real.


McAfee’s antics brought back fond memories for Colts fans. Pic: Twitter