Rams punter Johnny Hekker has ridiculous passer rating
Punter Johnny Hekker continues to be a weapon for the St. Louis Rams – and not with just his right foot.
— NFL (@NFL) October 11, 2015
Hekker showed the poise of a quarterback as he completed a 20-yard pass to defensive back Cody Davis on a fake punt in the third quarter of the Rams’ Sunday loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The fourth-year punter out of Oregon State, who played quarterback at Bothell (Wash.) High School, pump-faked before rolling out to his right when his initial receiver was covered. With three Packers closing in on him, Hekker threw across his body and found Davis down the middle between a trio of defenders.
P Johnny Hekker completed a 20-yd pass to S Cody Davis on a fake punt conversion. Marked Hekker’s 2nd-longest pass completion of his career.
— Julia Faron (@JFaron) October 11, 2015
But the completion isn’t as amazing as Hekker’s career passing stats, which improved to 6-for-8 for 99 yards and one touchdown for a ridiculous 155.8 passer rating that falls just short of perfection at 158.3.
Not bad for a punter.