Philadelphia Eagles Draft Pick Lane Johnson Claimed That He Used To Wrestle Black Bears On His Uncle’s Ranch

  • Matt Rudnitsky

With the fourth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Oklahoma tackle, Lane Johnson! This is exciting, because he’s one of the freakiest athletes in a pool of freaky athletes! He played quarterback in junior college, and has WR/TE-worthy measurables, despite being drafted as an offensive lineman. Chip Kelly is innovative and picked a unique player, so it must be a good pick.

But, more importantly, Lane Johnson claimed he used to wrestle black bears, which seems somewhat believable with all of the stories of his freaky freakishness. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the deetz, and he has the decency to leave these tweets up despite his mild embarrassment.

We like you already, Lane Johnson. And don’t worry, world, Lane Johnson will wrestle Bears on national TV, likely both black and white, on December 22.


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