Kam Chancellor repeats line leap

ByTerry Blount ESPN logo
Sunday, January 11, 2015

SEATTLE -- Almost everyone knows about the vicious tackling skills of Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor, but he also showed Saturday night that's he's one heck of a high hurdler.

Chancellor timed his leaps perfectly on back-to-back field goal attempts by the Carolina Panthers at the end of the first half of the divisional round playoff game, jumping over the players at the line of scrimmage and heading straight for Carolina kicker Graham Gano.

The first attempt had a false start by Carolina offensive linemen Chris Scott, who probably was shocked to see a 6-foot-3, 230-pound man leaping over everyone.

Chancellor did it again on the second attempt, again timing his run to the line perfectly at the snap and leaping like a gazelle over the linemen.

Gano managed to get the kick off, but he missed it. However, Chancellor did not block the kick and was thus flagged for running into the kicker, a slight bump where Gano fell down.

Gano made the final attempt from 35 yards out to make it 14-10 Seattle at the half. Chancellor didn't attempt a third leap.

Chancellor later gave Seattle a 31-10 lead with 5:55 left in the fourth quarter when he intercepted Cam Newton and returned it 90 yards for a touchdown.