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UPDATE: Seahawks Punter Jon Ryan Falls Short On American Ninja Warrior

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Jon Ryan isn't just a punter for the Seahawks, he's an American Ninja Warrior. (Photo: NBC Screenshot) Jon Ryan isn't just a punter for the Seahawks, he's an American Ninja Warrior. (Photo: NBC Screenshot)
SWXRightNow.com -- The Seattle Seahawks knew they had a special punter when he stunned the Green Bay Packers and the world with his touchdown pass off a fake field goal in the NFC Championship game last season. Now Jon "GinjaNinja" Ryan is making even more waves by appearing on American Ninja Warrior.

UPDATE: Seahawks punter Jon Ryan fell short of the finish 41 seconds into his American Ninja Warrior run live on KHQ on Monday night, but he was able to show off some pretty sick athleticism and we might see a few more trick plays coming out of Pete Carroll's special teams in 2015. Ryan vowed to be back next year and to do better on his Twitter account after his attempt, which you can watch in the video above.
Ryan isn't just a punter, he's a physical specimen (see his American Ninja Warrior training pics below), and he wants people to view punters as athletes.

He got the NFL's attention with the pictures even tested by the league due to his American Ninja Warrior training photos.

"I was just a fan of the show and that's why I wanted to do it," Ryan said. "Then when I kind of got into it and trained a little bit, the competitive juices got going. I was training for American Ninja Warrior and I put a couple pictures up on my Twitter account and the next day, I randomly got drug tested. Thought that was pretty interesting, kind of funny."

Ryan will cross another thing off of his bucket list by competing on season 7 of NBC's American Ninja Warrior, which you can watch live on KHQ on Monday, May 25, at 8 p.m. PT. 

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