Brad Wing, cut by the Sandringham Dragons, finds fame as a US college punter
by: Heath Kelly From: The Daily Telegraph January 03, 2012 12:00AM
WE often look at our sporting expats through rose-coloured glasses. It's not uncommon to make them out to be superstars in a foreign land when, in fact, they may be decent athletes but largely anonymous.
One of many trying to live out their dreams of playing sport for a living.
Then you have Brad Wing.
If one Aussie is on the road to stardom, it's the American football punter from Louisiana State University (LSU).
Don't believe it? Then check out the profiles on the websites of ESPN and Sports Illustrated, the two giants of the American sporting media.
Even the financial bible, the Wall Street Journal, has profiled the 20-year-old from the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham.
Still don't believe it. Then what about the rap song dedicated to him on YouTube encouraging people to do the "Brad Wing" dance? More on that later.
Looks like Sandringham have missed out on some talent there. If you want to see him in action the BCS National Championship game, LSU v Alabama, is live on ESPN 10/1 @ 12:30pm.