Detroit Lions draft pick Anthony Zettel is equal parts Michael Jackson, Paul Bunyan and Bruce Lee

Detroit Lions draft pick Anthony Zettel is equal parts Michael Jackson, Paul Bunyan and Bruce Lee

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Imagine a football player with Michael Jackson’s dance moves, Paul Bunyan’s tree-felling strength, and Bruce Lee’s martial arts aptitude. That’s the diverse range of skills the Detroit Lions are getting in their sixth-round draft pick Anthony Zettel.

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Zettel, who was a standout defensive tackle at Penn State, has starred in a number of popular video clips which feature his antics away from the football field.

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As a freshman for the Nittany Lions, Zettel kicked off his film career with a solo dance performance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Shot in a dormitory hallway, the video was part of an assignment for an English class which together with a 3-page paper earned him an A.

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Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack of American lore, has nothing on the real-life woodsman from West Branch, Michigan. Zettel was out gathering firewood with a friend, when he took a dead tree down with a picture-perfect shoulder tackle. Axes? We don’t need no stinkin’ axes…

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Zettel takes MMA seriously, even if his occasional spinning-kick demos can be lighthearted. The fun-loving 6-foot-4 284-pounder sent a water bottle flying in the Nittany Lions locker room, which nearly nailed a teammate smack in the noggin.

2016-05-02T20:07:46+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|

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