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Nowadays, pass receiver Antonio Brown is referred to as the previous All-Pro that shed his mind and also used 3 groups in 2 years, yet kicking a punter in the head might be one of the most remarkable minute of his occupation.

Throughout the Pittsburgh Steelers' opening up video game of the 2014 NFL period, Brown was returning a punting versus the Cleveland Browns when he attempted to leap over the punter, however lost as well as placed his cleat right into the face of Spencer Lanning, producing among the craziest visuals in NFL background.


Then a participant of the Steelers, Brown started the prime periods of his occupation, coming off his 2nd Pro Dish option in 3 periods. Entering his 5th year in Pittsburgh, Brown composed among the very best triads in the organization together with Ben Roethlisberger and also Le'Veon Bell.

Throughout this stretch of periods, Steelers' Antonio Brown was perhaps the very best pass receiver in the organization. Yet his most remarkable play as a participant of the Steelers came as a punting returner.


ICYMI: Antonio Brown had this wild play w/ flying kick to Browns punter Spencer Lanning (which he was flagged for). pic.twitter.com/f23kCFWe6w

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Virtually midway with the 2nd quarter in Heinz Area, Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning kicked the sphere from his very own objective line. Lanning started the round completely back to the Pittsburgh 28-yard line with Brownish fielding the punting as well as promptly making 2 Cleveland gamers miss out on.

At the Steelers' 40-yard line, Brown was bordered by opposing gamers. In the framework at one factor, you can see 9 Browns around him with 3 on the ground. He then strikes full throttle while passing mid-field.

This is where the trouble develops for both Brown as well as Lanning. With Lanning's heels grown on the 36-yard line, Brown determines to attempt as well as jump the punter as opposed to adhering to the 3 blockers he had in advance of him for a walk-in goal.


Yet when he got to the punter, the Steelers receiver leapt however was no place near high sufficient to remove any type of NFL-sized gamer. His foot came down on Lanning's head, driving his head downward like a karate kick to the facemask. Brown was then taken on from behind and also dropped at regarding the 25-yard line with fine flags being tossed everywhere.

Antonio Brown Kicks Punter


With all journalism regarding Antonio Brown "retiring", can we not neglect the moment he head kicked Spencer Lanning on a punt return. pic.twitter.com/EHbvGSuBQa

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The punt return went with 48 lawns prior to the unneeded roughness telephone call that brought it back for a 15-yard fine. Brown was likewise at some point fined $8,200 bucks by the organization for the play.

Throughout the 2014 period , Brown was called to his initial All-Pro First string with 129 catches for 1,698 lawns as well as 13 goals. He additionally returned 30 puntings for 319 lawns and also a goal that period.


Brown is still presently a freelance, not having actually played in a football video game given that being launched by the New England Patriots after one video game, capturing 4 masquerades 56 backyards as well as a goal from Tom Brady throughout the 2019 period.