Raiders’ Punter Marquette King has broken the mold for NFL punters.
While NFL punters have historically been white and built like a bag of pizza rolls, King is one of a handful of African-American punters that have kicked in the NFL, and is shredded like a star wide receiver.
He also doesn’t hesitate to throw down a killer celebration when he routinely unleashes a 60-yard bomb of a punt. It’s almost like he’s a real player.
In yesterday’s 38-24 home win over Buffalo, King was front and center again. After drawing a roughing the kicker penalty on a punt, King picked up the penalty flag and performed a little dance number before spiking the flag.
His interpretive dance drew a flag of its own.
King took to Twitter after the game and posted a tweet blaming the penalty on a Bills player who directed the ref’s attention to the celebration. King labeled the Buffalo special teamer as a ‘snitch.’
Oooooo so that’s how I got caught… 😏 pic.twitter.com/VPuvLWcvFK
— Marquette King (@MarquetteKing) December 5, 2016
Oakland Head Coach Jack Del Rio wasn’t mad. He laughed off the penalty in the postgame press conference, explaining that King was apologetic and unaware his flag dance would draw a penalty.
It’s easy to let it slide when your team is 10-2 and steamrolling into the playoffs.
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) December 5, 2016