Friday May 22nd, 2015

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan has spent the off-season training, but not just for the upcoming season.

Ryan is appearing on the May 25 episode of NBC's American Ninja Warrior, a show where you go through crazy obstacle courses and try to compete for the best time. 

The punter is competing for his charity, which raises money for cancer research, according to the Seattle Times. The show has a $500,000 grand prize.

"I was just a fan of the show and that's why I wanted to do it," Ryan told KING 5 News. "Then when I kind of got into it and trained a little bit, the competitive juices got going. I was training for American Ninja Warrior and I put a couple pictures up on my Twitter account and the next day, I randomly got drug tested. Thought that was pretty interesting, kind of funny."

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Seahawks teammates Jermaine Kearse and Derrick Coleman cheered Ryan on from the sidelines while he competed. 

A sneak peek of Ryan competing and an interview with him talking about the show can be seen below.


Sneak peek of Jon Ryan's run on American Ninja Warrior (notice Jermaine Kearse and Derrick Coleman cheering him on!) Here's our story: Posted by Evening Magazine on Thursday, May 21, 2015

- Molly Geary

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