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Hear Ravens’ record-setting kicker Justin Tucker sing ‘Ave Maria’

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Zelda Caldwell - published on 09/27/21

With his 66-yard field goal, Tucker set an NFL record, but did you know he is also a talented opera singer?

Baltimore Ravens’ kicker Justin Kicker made NFL history Sunday with his game-winning and record-setting 66-yard-field goal. 

Trailing the Detroit Lions, 17-16, with only three seconds left on the clock, the Ravens had a chance to win, but only a very slim one. The previous record for the longest field goal was set in Denver in 2013, when Matt Prater kicked a 64-yard field goal through the uprights. 

With the game on the line, Tucker’s never-before-made 66-yard kick bounced off the cross bar, but was good, and the Ravens improved their record to 2-1.

As Americans are talking about “the kick” at water coolers (real and virtual) all over the country, what many of them may not know is that Tucker’s talents aren’t confined to the football field. The practicing Catholic (he makes the sign of the cross before each kick) is also an extremely talented opera singer. Over the years, he has been a big draw at Catholic Charities of Baltimore’s Christmas fundraising galas. Watch below as he wows the audience with his performance of ‘O Holy Night.”

And, prepare for goosebumps before you check out the Ravens’ YouTube page, to watch his unforgettable performance of Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria.”

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