Who is Eddy Pineiro? Get to Know the Bears' 23-Year-Old Kicker

October 02, 2019

Eddy Pineiro

According to Al Michaels, the legendary voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Piniero once “kicked an 81-yard field goal with the wind in practice somewhere" and beat out 500 guys to win a kicking competition at the Nick Saban kicking tryout camp in Alabama a few years ago. While 500 might be a bit of an exaggeration, Pineiro's performance was still impressive enough that he was offered a scholarship to Alabama, which he initially accepted. When it came time to sign, however, the North Miami Beach native went with his home state Gators over the Crimson Tide.

Read more about Eddy on the Sports Illustrated website.

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