These are the stories that make us smile at the end of the day. This man was sleeping on the streets and now is scoring big touchdowns in the NFL
Source (Fox 8 Cleveland) – It’s a moment Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi will never forget.
In the fourth quarter of the Browns preseason game against the Redskins, the wide receiver returned a punt 86 yards for a touchdown. He was immediately mobbed by his teammates and the play put a big smile on the face of head coach Freddie Kitchens.
It’s was so special because of 24-year-old Sheehy-Guiseppi’s unlikey journey to Cleveland Browns training camp.
Earlier this year, the 5-foot-11 wide receiver convinced the man in charge of admissions at a Browns tryout in Florida that he knew vice president of player personnel Alonzo Highsmith. He then walked up to Highsmith and introduced himself.
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi…dude couldn't afford a hotel, so he was sleeping outside. Then he talked his way into an NFL workout and earned a chance to make The Browns pre-season roster.. then he did this ????
— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) August 9, 2019
WHAT A MOMENT ?
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi returns a punt 86 yards for a TD — and the whole bench clears to celebrate pic.twitter.com/anLZ3EEgAT
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 9, 2019
“I just said, ‘My name is Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi and I’m just here for the workout, I got your information through a contact from California and I’m just here to give it a try,’” Guiseppi told FOX 8 News in May.
During the tryout, he ran a 4.38, 40-yard dash. A week later, he received an invite to Berea.