Sunday 22 July 2018

Watch as athlete performs an amazing trick with an American football

Rahmel Dockery caught a football pass after performing the perfect back-flip.

(Rahmel Dockery/@realDockery)
(Rahmel Dockery/@realDockery)

By Edd Dracott and Emily Chudy, Press Association

Athlete Rahmel Dockery from Washington State has gone viral for performing a gravity-defying stunt while catching a ball.

The 25-year-old athlete, who attended Oregon State University, is seen performing a back-flip against a wall then catching an American football thrown by a teammate.

Posting the trick on Twitter, he said: “Don’t say nothing… Just RT [retweet].”

Dockery said: “I’m not sure exactly how many tries it took.. Me and my brother (the quarterback) had to be on the same page for this trick to work.

“No matter how many back-flips I did it was hard to get the ball perfectly thrown, also considering I had to catch the perfect throw.”

The impressive video now has over 10,000 retweets, and plenty of awe-struck responses.

Dockery said: “My advice to others out there would be to simply never give up. If you want to be successful you are going to be tested and pushed to your limits.

“Not once did I ever doubt myself and always believed I could do it. Every time I failed I told myself I can catch it.”

Dockery documents his athletic career on his YouTube channel, where he has over 200,000 subscribers.

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