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Super Bowl champ on American Ninja Warrior
Jon Ryan punter for the Seattle Seahawks takes on American Ninja Warrior. He was cheered on by two of his fellow teammates during the competition.
The Seattle Seahawks have a Legion of Boom, a Beast, and now, a ninja. Jon Ryan is the punter for the Hawks.He may be most recognized for surprising the Green Bay Packers – and the world – when he became the first punter in NFL postseason history to throw a touchdown pass during the 2015 NFC Championship game.
Now, the Super Bowl victor also wants to win American Ninja Warrior.
“I was just a fan of the show and that’s why I wanted to do it,” Ryan said. “Then when I kind of got into it and trained a little bit, the competitive juices got going. I was training for American Ninja Warrior and I put a couple pictures up on my Twitter account and the next day, I randomly got drug tested. Thought that was pretty interesting, kind of funny.”
A ninja or shinobi was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. The functions of the ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, and assassination, and open combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the ninja with the samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries, appeared in the Sengoku or "warring states" period, in the 15th century,but antecedents may have existed in the 14th century,and possibly even in the 12th century.