Brooks Bergman's throwing motion wouldn't work in the NFL, but it got the job done for the 18-year-old during halftime of Saturday's SEC Championship game between Auburn and Missouri.
Bergman, a high school senior who hails from Florence, Ala., used an untraditional form to win the $100,000 Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway. As you can see below, he doesn't throw the ball as much as he flips it into the hole. (GIF via Business Insider).
In anticipation of Saturday's competition, Bergman spent long days practicing tossing a ball into a hole two feet in diameter and five feet away.
"I don't really throw it like you'd normally throw a football," Bergman told the Times Daily. “I just had to keep experimenting until I got more proficient. They may all throw a football better than me, but no one will work harder than me."
As impressive as this is, it is hardly Bergman's most notable achievement. He was diagnosed with leukemia at 3 years old and spent the next two-and-a-half years taking treatment. On the day before his 11th birthday, he found out he was cured.
Bergman says he'd like to study medicine as a means of helping others who are going through cancer.
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