Simon Lizotte Films TV Segment With Former NFL Star Tedy Bruschi

Hailey King also threw discs with a Super Bowl champ

This post was updated with Simon Lizotte’s vlog with Tedy Bruschi.

The disc golf bug has apparently bit former NFL linebacker Tedy Bruschi so hard, he’s enlisted Simon Lizotte to help share the sport for a New England TV audience.

Bruschi played his entire football career with the New England Patriots, winning several Super Bowls while becoming a fan favorite, and is currently an analyst with ESPN and advisor to the University of Arizona football team. He was filming an episode of “Outside the Fame” with Jayme Parker for the NESN regional sports network when the producers called up Lizotte.

“The people who sponsored the shoot are into disc golf and made it all happen. Pretty spontaneous thing,” said Lizotte. “I’m gonna be in the NESN segment but it’s mostly just about Tedy and what he does in his free time.”

Not to be outdone, Hailey King also had a chance to fling from Frisbees with a Super Bowl champion.

King said: “Ever since I was a baby, I watched A LOT of football games with my dad. My favorite team is the Packers (boo Bears), and i’ve probably watch every game in my life! 2011 was a very special year because that year I watched my favorite players win the Super bowl! It’s always been a dream of mine to play with a Packer player, and yesterday that came true. Yesterday I played with THE Evan Smith. Evan Smith was part of the crew who made my dreams come true when I was 9. 10 years later he came back and topped it off by playing a round with my good friend @wingzdiscgolf and I. I’m still in shock that I actually got to meet this man.It was amazing playing with him, he’s actually really good! With all that being said, i’m home and i’m going to take these next couple of days to reflect on my journey this year.”

  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at [email protected]


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