Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn’s attempt at the team’s patented “Lambeau Leap” celebration fell just a tad short.
At the time, Kuhn had plenty of reason to celebrate. The Packers fullback had just scored a key touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s wild card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers, giving his team a 17-13 lead. The 31-year-old decided to break out the “Lambeau Leap,” a trademark celebration in which a Packers player leaps into the stands to be mauled by the fans.
But Kuhn’s “Lambeau Leap” ended in utter failure. He set his feet to make the jump, but lost his footing and slammed straight into the stadium wall. The fullback recovered enough to give out a few high fives to Packers fans, but the damage had already been done.
Any number of hazards could have contributed to Kuhn’s failed “Lambeau Leap” attempt. The temperature in Green Bay reportedly dropped into the single digits, further compromising an already dicey playing surface. Kuhn also ran over the field goal net on his way to the stands, so he could have tripped over that, too.
The failed celebration was just the beginning of Kuhn’s depressing night. The Packers ultimately battled the 49ers to a fourth-quarter stalemate, only to lose by a score of 23-20 due to a last-minute field goal by Phil Dawson. To make matters worse, a Packers defender came within inches of blocking the kick and sending the game into overtime. The player would have been ruled offsides, but don't tell that to Green Bay fans.
A video of Kuhn’s “Lambeau Leap” fail can be viewed below.
[h/t New York Daily News]