There are many American football players, who won the hearts of many people with their skillful playing. Stephen Gostkowski is one of the American football players, who is known for ball kicking skills. Basically, an American football player, Stephen Gostkowski now plays for the New England Patriots of NFL. Gostkowski is known for making accurate kicking in the field, and it is no wonder, he remains the one of the accurate kickers in the history of NFL. Since the past four years, Gostkowski has made 70 goal kicks out of 92 attempts and have gained 159 extra points out of 165.
However, the surprising news is that Gostkowski has also once displayed his skills and strength with his arms, which is something contrary to what he does today. He was given a baseball scholarship, and he had an impressive ability to throw a hard slider at 90 mph. What would be more surprising for today’s football lovers is that Gostkowski was a very average kicker during his initial stage. Gostkowski’s football coach agrees that he would average in kicking the ball and would not know where the ball was traveling. However, the coach said that Gostkowski was so determined, which made the latter to excel as an outstanding kicker.
Despite being good in throwing a hard slider, Gostkowski did not continue with baseball as he was more interested in football. He paid more interest in football that he could not attend the workouts with his baseball team. He says place kicking is all about making use of the given opportunity rather than creating other opportunities.