Swish! Football Player’s Amazing Trick Shot Goes Viral

By Maria Nikias

Jan 25, 2013 6:28pm

If winning the Heisman wasn’t good enough to prove Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s skills, this new “trick shot” video sure will.

Manziel spent a day with Dude Perfect, a group of Texas A&M grads who made a name for themselves after making impossible basketball shots on camera, to star in their latest Youtube video.

“He’s unbelievable. He’s absolutely incredible. There’s no other way to say it,” Cory Cotton, co-founder of Dude Perfect, told ABC News.

The truly unbelievable and incredible moment came when Manziel stood on the bleachers at the Texas A&M Kyle Field — 250 feet higher than and 60 yards away from a basketball hoop. As the group stood around the football star, the All American proved the distance to be no challenge, and threw a football into the tiny hoop.

“He literally went up against the wall as high as he could possibly go,” said Cotton. “He nailed one on his seventh try. I don’t know that anyone could ever do it again, honestly.”

It was his junior year of college, just four years ago, when Cotton and his college buddies came up with the idea of producing sensational Youtube videos.

“Junior year of college we may or may not have been procrastinating studying for finals,” said Cotton.

The website describes the life-changing moment as, “A free sandwich, a simple camera, and 20 ‘I can do better than you’ shots later, Dude Perfect was born.”

The video quickly hit 1 million views, an accomplishment that Cotton described as “something that has always been on our bucket list.” Ever since, the dynamic group has been getting athlete stars to participate in the video sensations every since.

While the plans for star athletes in videos for 2013 is “top secret” information, Cotton says it would be a dream to work with members of the USA Basketball team.

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