St. Louis Rams punter Johnny Hekker strolled into work on Friday, only to find a surprise in every player’s locker. Hanging was a freshly printed t-shirt.
But this just wasn’t any shirt. No, these were campaign shirts to send Hekker to the 2014 Pro Bowl.
A picture of Hekker was printed on them, with the words, “Vote 6. Help Hekker get lei’d. For the real Johnny Football. 2014 Pro Bowl.”
It’s a pretty clever campaign, if we do say so ourselves. Whether or not he’s the “real Johnny Football,” however, is still up for debate.
Hekker sent out the following tweet with a picture of the shirt.
Stroll into work today and find one of these in every locker….so embarrassed but I love the support. pic.twitter.com/G1mpt77FWC
— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) December 13, 2013
Hekker has punted 65 times for an average of 46.4 yards. A total of 15 punts have landed inside the 20 yard line (23.1 percent).