Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs has stated that he intends to become an NFL kicker when his career as a footballer is over.
Like many sports, a soccer players’ career is short. Well, Christian Fuchs has an interesting idea to extend his playing time. That is to switch sports altogether and try his luck at becoming an NFL kicker instead. With his side enjoying such great form in the Premier League, Fuchs has set his sights on bigger dreams of extending his career.
The full back has been sensational for the Foxes this year, creating a stalwart defensive four with Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Danny Simpson. His wife currently resides in New York, and Fuchs has ties to the States, so it seems as though he is serious about switching shape of ball.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Fuchs stated:
"“I have this ambition to be an NFL kicker. If NFL managers want a footballer in their team, I know I can kick a 60-yard field goal. Let’s see, if you don’t dream you won’t achieve anything. I have a family in New York. I have a wife and two kids … I am (a) person who needs the family around and I am a family guy. It’s pretty tough.”"
Whether Fuchs is able to make the switch remains to be seen, though, he does seem serious about making it work. It would be fascinating to see a soccer player commit to the role of a kicker, and Fuchs could be the first to make the switch. I mean, kickers aren’t that talented anyway, are they?