NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos has impressed the “America’s Got Talent” judges with some of his magic tricks.
Dorenbos displayed impressive sleight of hand as he wowed even the most frank judge in all talent competitions on TV – Simon Cowell.
At first, the 35-year-old long snapper introduced himself. When Cowell asked Dorenbos what he hopes to achieve by joining the show, he replied: “The NFL stands for Not For Long. So I’ve been lucky here. You’ve always got to have a backup plan that’s pretty good.” Apparently, his backup plan has impressed the judges as well as the members of the audience.
In the very beginning of his trick, Dorenbos pulled a card from the deck he was holding and put it into the paper clip. He then began to lay out a series of cards in front of Heidi Klum, The Hollywood Reporter wrote. After starting with the Ace of diamonds and doing his magic shake to get the 2 of diamonds, he joked that the “number one trick by a comedy magician is ‘pull it out of your…’” and then managed to pull out the 3 of diamonds. He continued to pull the rest of the diamonds out left and right in order until he eventually reach the King. The audience was certainly amazed with his talent.
According to Washington Post, Dorenbos was only 12 years old when his father was convicted for murdering his mother. His aunt and uncle won custody of him, but his time and experience with his father was difficult to forget and the magic he learn helped help him to cope.
In an interview in 2003, Dorenbos said: “It became, in a very real way, my escape. I had to find something that got my mind off what had happened. Once I got into it a little, and found out I liked it, then it became a passion for me. Now it’s a way to earn a few bucks and entertain some people.”
Dorenbos joined the Eagles in 2006 and was the longest-tenured player of the team.
“America’s Got Talent” season 14 airs every Tuesday on NBC.