Andy Reid’s punt pass and kick photo recently resurfaced on social media almost half a century after it was initially taken. Reid’s memorable punt, pass, and kick moment took place on December 13, 1971.
In the widely circulated video, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Andy Reid, was approximately 13 years old. Prior to his successful coaching career, Reid played football during his formative years.
Reid’s famous picture was captured in 1971 during a Punt, Pass & Kick contest on Monday Night Football involving the L.A. Rams.
In the photo, Reid can be seen towering above his competitors. At 13 years old, Reid appeared enormous in comparison to the other participants. According to some observers, the 13-year-old appeared to be almost 26 years old, twice his actual age.
Andy Reid stood out so dramatically among the other kids that the standard jersey did not fit him. As a result, he ended up wearing Lester Josephson’s jersey, a player for the Los Angeles Rams.
In an interview, Andy revealed that the punt pass and kick shoulder pads worn by the other participants did not fit him.
Reflecting on his iconic punt pass and kick photo, Reid remarked, “I was a big kid. I was one of those kids that you looked at and you went, Whoa!'”
The video humorously pointed out that Andy was referred to as “Andrew” and his last name was misspelled.
The video concluded with Reid mimicking Patrick Mahomes as he launched a pass down the right side of the field. Although he missed the boundary, it was a commendable attempt.
Notably, this was Reid’s inaugural appearance on Monday Night Football long before he achieved success as a coach.
The punt, pass, and kick competition was a nationwide youth football challenge organized by the National Football League from 1961 to 2017. The passing segment was broadcast during halftime of the Monday Night Football game.
Although Reid’s punt and kick weren’t captured, the image of Reid on the field remains remarkable.
Introducing Andy Reid
Andrew Walter Reid, more commonly recognized as Andy Reid, was born on March 19, 1958. Currently, Reid serves as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League.
Prior to his role with the Kansas City Chiefs, Reid was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012. He tied the knot with Tammy in 1981, and the couple has five children.
Rumors regarding Reid’s retirement have been circulating on social media, but he has refuted all speculations by affirming that he will return to coach the Kansas City Chiefs in 2023.