The ultimate underdog story, as Cleveland WR Damon Sheehy goes from sleeping in his car in April and talking his way on to the Browns in practice during Training Camp to scoring a Touchdown in their first Preseason Game! So freaking cool!
VIA USA Today: It came late in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Browns' 30-10 rout of the visiting Washington Redskins, but it might be the feel-good moment of the entire preseason.
A first-team NJCAA All-American at Phoenix College in 2016, Sheehy-Guiseppi was looking for a Division I school to play at. With no leads, Sheehy-Guiseppi spent two years without playing organized football.
Eager to play pro football, Sheehy-Guiseppi sweet-talked his way into an NFL workout session in Miami by claiming to know the Browns' VP of player personnel, Alonzo Highsmith. Thanks to a 4.38-second 40-yard dash time, Sheehy-Guiseppi drew the Browns' interest and was invited to Berea, Ohio, for an official tryout (for comparison, that 4.38 40 time would have been the sixth-best among WRs at this year's NFL scouting combine).
One problem: Sheehy-Guiseppi had no money and a week until the tryout. So, he slept either outside or at a 24-hour fitness center. The perseverance paid off. He was signed by the Browns in April and four months later scored a touchdown in his first NFL preseason.
Here's the full back story...