Ellinbank District FNLPakenham Gazette | Dane Roy was once discouraged from kicking at all during his time in the elite junior and VFL ranks because, as he was told, “ruckmen can’t kick”.

Well, this 200-centimetre former ruckman now stands a very real chance of being picked up by an NFL team and realising the dream he’s had since joining the University of Houston as a 27-year-old punter in 2016.

The Bunyip product – a former ice cream salesman – knows a thing or two about proving people wrong, and fighting tooth and nail every step of the way to achieve his goals.

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