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A guy who talked his way into a tryout with the Browns scored an 86-yard touchdown

Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi returns a punt for a touchdown Thursday night.

(CNN)Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi stole the show Thursday in the team's first preseason game with an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. But even the most diehard fans didn't know his name before that play. 

The 24-year-old's path to the NFL is unlike any other. He wasn't the standout player on a college team. He didn't rise above the rest in the NFL's Scouting Combine. In fact, he last played football on the junior college level. He was also out of cash with nowhere to sleep before he talked his way into a longshot walk-on role in the pros.
Four months ago, the Browns said, Sheehy-Guiseppi was sleeping outside a Miami gym after spending his last $200 on training. A former teammate from a flag-football league tipped him off to the time and location of the Browns' spring practice. But Sheehy-Guiseppi had yet another problem: He wasn't invited.
He'd done his research and convinced Browns management that he knew the team's vice president of player personnel, Alonzo Highsmith. Sheehy-Guiseppi walked up to Highsmith, introduced himself and talked his way into a spot alongside the invited players.
That gave Sheehy-Guiseppi a chance to catch balls and run the 40-yard dash, which he did in an impressive 4.38 seconds. It was enough to earn a spot at the Browns' next practice a week later.
At that workout, Sheehy-Guiseppi impressed the scouts enough to get a contract and a role in the preseason opener. The game was the first time he faced a live punt return since his days at Phoenix College. 
Thursday night's touchdown helped the Browns beat the Redskins. But to add to the outlandish story, Sheehy-Guiseppi had misplaced his cleats before the game, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, so he was running in star teammate Odell Beckham Jr.'s cleats.
"I'm just blessed to be healthy and be in the position that I am," Sheehy-Guiseppi said. "I just try to stay in the moment and just think about what's to come next. I'm super proud to be able to take advantage of moments like that."
Highsmith has high hopes: "Incredible. To be out of football as long as he's been out, and still have that type of speed? That means he's fast. And now he's eating three square meals a day, sleeping in his own bed. The sky's the limit for him."

This was well deserved Image result for clapping emoji gifand you just want to root for someone like this.  His future is well deserved and I hope there is a future for the athlete.  The reception he received after that runback also speaks volumes as well and while I also loved the movie Major League, although it was baseball ⚾️, I wouldn't rule out seeing some form of Hollywood adaptation of his experiences in the future.  That is the type of "feel good" ,make it good, movie 🎬  that you like seeing and hearing about.

Given even the minimum salaries for players who make the team roster Mr. Sheehy-Guiseppi's future could be a very lucrative one I just hope he doesn't succumb to those vultures who are out there and take advantage of athletes who experience sudden wealth. Image result for money] emoji gif

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