Who would’ve thought an NFL star could also be a magician? Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos showed off his magic skills on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and his audition had everyone blown away. Watch his awesome card tricks right here!
Jon Dorenbos apparently has tricks on and off the football field! The NFL star, who plays long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles, used his offseason downtime to not just work on his magic skills, but showcase them to the world! Jon, 35, performed an epic card trick for his audition in Week 4 of America’s Got Talent Season 11, and even Simon Cowell couldn’t believe his eyes!
In the very beginning of his trick, Jon pulled a card from the deck he was holding and put it into the paper clip — remember that for later. He then began to lay out a series of cards in front of Heidi Klum for the next part of his trick. After starting with the Ace of diamonds and doing a little magic shake to get the 2 of diamonds, he joked that the “number one trick by a comedy magician is ‘pull it out of your…'” and then managed to pull out the 3 of diamonds! And that was only the start of the trick!
In a matter of minutes, Jon had the entire audience’s jaws on the floor with his swift sleight of hand. He continued to pull the rest of the diamonds out left and right, in order, eventually reaching the King flawlessly. Okay, we don’t want to give the whole trick away, so you can just see for yourself in the video above — but prepare to be amazed! Oh, and the paper clipped card we mentioned earlier? That was the real kicker for this long snapper’s trick!
Even before Jon got into the heart of his magic, he had the audience and the judges captivated with his charming sense of humor. As he introduced himself, Jon made a joke about the fact that the NFL stands for “Not For Long,” which is why he was auditioning for AGT when he has a successful 13-year career as pro football player.
“You always gotta have a back-up plan and this is a pretty good one, you know what I’m sayin’?” he told the judges. Jon — who has been performing magic since he was a young boy — has already made a second career out of his magical abilities, as he tours the country in the offseason amazing people with his tricks. But after practically wowing the pants off of Simon, we’re thinking Jon’s time on AGT may result in quite the post-NFL career!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Jon’s magic tricks? Do you think he’ll go far in the competition? Tell us below!