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Nick Sundberg Said He Used To Tase Himself As A Kid

Washington Redskins beat writers have a soft spot for long snapper Nick Sundberg. Like most long snappers in the league, Sundberg is a great quote, a pleasant diversion from the regular starters and a fun guy to be around. As further evidence of these qualities, read this Q&A he did with Mike Jones of the Washington Post.

What other NFL player would admit he "tased the crap out of myself" as a kid?

"First time I ever did it, I was 9. It was Bring-Your-Kid-to-Work day. My mom’s coworkers were messing with me and said, ‘You gonna take a hit today?’ And I said ‘Yeah!’ just trying to be cool or whatever, and my mom said, ‘Yeah, do it.’ I was like, ‘What?’ the only reason why I said yeah was because I was thinking she wasn’t going to let me do it. Sure enough, she did it. They got me twice that day. It hurts. Every time they come out with a new one, I’ve tried it. Except for this last one because I haven’t been around there a lot. But it hurts a lot. It completely incapacitates you. Usually it’s a five-second run time. All your muscles lock up. When we did it, we tried to do it as safely as possible. We’d have two guys stand there so you don’t face-plant. But the second it’s off, it’s off, and you’re like, ‘What did I just do?’ there’s no pain or anything. That’s why I was able to keep going back to it over and over again."

I'm sorry, my mind is too blown to write anything else.