Jon Dorenbos has a very particular skill, as standing on one’s head and hurtling a pointy ball between your legs to a fixed point is one of the true specialties in the game.
But it’s not the only trick he has, and he’s going to show the other one off tonight.
Via Kelly Roncace of NJ.com, the Eagles long snapper will be featured on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” tonight, trying to impress the judges with his magic skills.
Dorenbos has been doing magic since he was 12, and started doing paying gigs when he was 16. An agent happened to be at one of his shows and started booking him more often, and now the Pro Bowler couples his tricks with motivational speaking in the offseason.
“As soon as the season’s over, I tour,” Dorenbos said. “I do a lot in the corporate circuit. I do corporate speaking and do the magic tied into it. I do cocktail hours, do pick-pocketing, close-up stuff, then do the keynote and stand-up comedy stuff with that.”
He also practices on teammates in the locker room, but on tonight’s show, he’s going to have to convince judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel that he has what it takes.