It’s no secret that Mike Gesicki is a great athlete.
The 6-foot-6 tight end has climbed the ladder to win multiple jumpballs during his three years with Penn State. But those hops aren’t just handy on the gridiron.
Penn State’s football team had some fun earlier this week and hosted a team dunk contest (which appears to come after a game of dodgeball). The team released a highlight video of Gesicki throwing down three slams — a 360, a windmill and a dunk over a teammate.
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There were no signs of judges or other dunkers, but it seems safe to say Gesicki won this dunk contest.
Penn State is happy to have Gesicki doing dunks on campus rather than prepping for the NFL combine. The tight end opted to return to the Nittany Lions for his senior season after a breakout 2016 campaign. Gesicki had 48 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns last year.
Penn State was the second Big Ten team to host a dunk contest this week. Ohio State players threw down on Wednesday, with linebacker Malik Harrison taking the title. Is there any chance of a Harrison-Gesicki head-to-head dunk contest? We sure hope so.