An unpublished Australian rookie is making big waves in the National Football League in the United States for all the right reasons.
Michael Dickson, 22, who debuted in the regular season for the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night (AEST Monday morning), stole the spotlight from the game's top stars thanks to his monstrous right foot.
Dickson, who is currently the bettor n. ° 4 – a notoriously difficult position, caused a great preseason, but as soon as he dropped his first punt he had already won a legion of new fans.
Dickson, who grew up in Sydney, Australia, received six punishments during the game, with an incredible 69 yards (63 meters).
Even though the Broncos won 27-24, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praised Dickson for his first game.
Michael Dickson, a native of Sydney, New South Wales, is making waves in the NFL after having kicked six times during his debut game, with a 69-yard touchdown range.
"Oh, my God, what a kicker, man. I do not know what his numbers were, but he is a fantastic part of our team and we are warming up with him, "Carroll told reporters at the post-match press conference.
Social networks also went into crisis, ignoring some of the game's biggest stars and instead focused on the Australian newcomer.
"When Michael Dickson is your bettor, it does not matter": social networks went into an overload after the debut of Dickson
The spectators ignored some of the most important stars of the game and concentrated on the Australian rookie
"The advantage is good and everything, but these touchdowns are costing me opportunities to see Michael Dickson clear up," tweeted a spectator, wanting some of the most important stars to open the way for the rookie.
"Seahawks kicker Michael Dickson is a monster," he wrote another tweet after witnessing the star-making game.
One user even said that he was the new best player in the NFL.
"Russel Wilson received the ball for the best player in the NFL," said another.
The fans went crazy for the novice, tweeting their thoughts
& # 39; Michael Dickson is a monster & # 39; it was just one of the terms that Dickson received in his debut in the creation of a game
Dickson began his career in football before switching to Australian football at the age of 12.
He was a prospect of Sydney Swans before moving to Melbourne to try Prokick Australia, where he was finally picked up by the University of Texas as a kicker.
Dickson will play Tuesday against the Chicago Bears.
Dickson will play his next game against the Chicago Bears on Tuesday