I’ll admit, this episode was a byproduct of convenience. I was living temporarily in West Lafayette at the time and he was readily available. It’s a worthwhile story, though, if nothing else to show the impact of social media on college athletes.
Wiggs owns the four longest field goals in Purdue history – 59, 55, 53 and 52 yards – and is the school’s all-time field goal percentage leader (77.7). But he missed one now and then, and heard about it on Twitter. He never quite made it to the NFL, being released after a tryout with Seattle.
Field goal kickers live on the edge, and always make for interesting conversation.
First aired 2011
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