Keen AFL fans may recognise the name Arryn Siposs as the man who once rocked the red, white & black as a young, long-bombing forward for St Kilda.
Now an NFL punter for the Philadelphia Eagles, Siposs is set to feature in the biggest annual sporting event in the world, the Super Bowl.
Siposs, now 30, was selected by St Kilda with Pick 75 in the 2010 National Draft after impressing recruiters with a 34-goal season for the Dandenong Stingrays in their 2010 TAC cup side.
He debuted in Round 7, 2011 against Carlton as a substitute and turned heads with a clutch fourth-quarter missile from inside the centre square to cut the margin to three points. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough as St Kilda fell to the Blues 84-81.
Siposs managed 28 games from 2011-2015 and booted 22 goals before he was delisted at the end of 2015.
As his elite kicking ability couldn't ensure a lengthy career in the AFL, Siposs decided to take advantage of his unique talent by training with ProKick Australia to help his skillset translate in a different environment as a gridiron punter.
His talent was recognised by Auburn University in November of 2017 where he was recruited to play as a backup punter and more importantly, qualify for an NFL spot.
In April 2020, Siposs' dream came true as he signed with NFL franchise the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent. With COVID-19 protocols impacting the 2020 season heavily, Siposs found himself in & out of the practice squad and was eventually picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles in January of 2021 with a reserves/futures contract.
He made his NFL debut with the Eagles on the 12th of September, 2021 against the Atlanta Falcons.
In 2022, Siposs was the designated punter for Philadelphia with over 4000 yards with an average of 44.7 yards per punt and a longest punt of 68 yards.
Now in February of 2023, Siposs will feature in one of the biggest sporting events on the planet when he takes the field for Super Bowl LVII against the Kansas City Chiefs, helping the franchise try and repeat their 2017 championship success.
Any footy fans weighing up who to get behind in today's illustrious Super Bowl should have no problems supporting their fellow Aussie in Arryn Siposs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Super Bowl will be televised live on 7mate starting Monday at 10:30am (AEDT). You can also watch the broadcast through ESPN on the live streaming service Kayo.