The next time you find yourself aimlessly clicking around YouTube, do yourself a favor. Scroll your curser up to the search bar and enter “Nate Peterman trick shot.” Click on the first video, and you’ll see Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Nate Peterman throwing an impressive array of trick shots.
As a part of Pitt’s beefed-up social media presence on its YouTube channel, PittLiveWire, Peterman completes feats of both great distance and accuracy. For his unorthodox target practice, his chucks were captured from both Pitt’s practice facility and at other spots around the city.
On his first attempt, Peterman strokes a football from waaayyy downtown, sinking an extremely deep 3-pointer through a rim. Could he be a long-lost splash brother?
Next, he drops one in from across the fountain at scenic point state park. He’s so pumped after this throw that he decides to take a quick dip. In the words of Ron Burgundy, “Cannonballlllll.”
It wouldn’t be a Pittsburgh video if it didn’t involve at least one bridge — it’s a rule — and Peterman gladly obliges, drilling a can from atop the Hot Metal Bridge.
Throughout the rest of the clip, he gets some help from a very trusting teammate, shows off his kicking leg and even combines football and soccer with the help of his wife, Morgan. Peterman throws some in more conventional practice situations along the way, as well.
This isn’t Peterman’s first experience being filmed outside the bright lights of the stadium. In another YouTube video, Peterman dons a GoPro on his helmet as he maneuvers through shell drills with other teammates on both offense and defense. If you want a more in-depth look at Peterman’s poise and leadership on the field, you should check out this video, too.
At video’s end, the backdrop says “To be continued,” so keep an eye out for whatever other crazy tricks he’s got up his sleeve. Here’s hoping his skill challenge successes this summer translate on the field next season for Pitt.
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