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SportWATCH: Rams Punter Johnny Hekker Completes Fake Punt Pass in NFC Championship

00:30  21 january  2019
00:30  21 january  2019 Source:   si.com

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Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker finds cornerback Sam Shields for the first down on the fake punt .

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WATCH: Rams Punter Johnny Hekker Completes Fake Punt Pass in NFC Championship© (AP Photo/John Bazemore) CAPTION: Los Angeles Rams' Johnny Hekker throws for a first down during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans.

Rams head coach Sean McVay pulled out a special-teams trick to help his ailing offense on Sunday, calling a fake punt on Los Angeles' third drive of the afternoon.

McVay called on punter Johnny Hekker to execute a fake punt pass to cornerback Sam Shields. The pass was complete for 12 yards, keeping the Rams' drive alive in the NFC Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Watch Hekker's completion below:

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Punter John Hekker lined up like he was ready to send the ball away on fourth-and-six, but instead stepped up and completed a pass to continue the drive. FAKE PUNT [email protected] is completing passes for first downs! #LARams pic.twitter.com/QYO4JIXlDb.

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The bold play-call boosted the Rams' offense. Los Angeles drove into field-goal range after the conversion and earned its first points of the afternoon on a 36-yard field goal from kicker Greg Zurlein. New Orleans held a 13-3 lead after Zurlein's kick.

Hekker ranked No. 7 in the NFL in punting average this season. He's completed 12 of 20 pass attempts in his career.

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