Saints undrafted rookie kicker Blake Grupe found himself in an amusing situation as he was repeatedly mistaken for a fan by stadium security personnel, even after nailing the game-winning field goal.
Standing at 5-foot-7 and weighing 156 pounds, Grupe doesn’t fit the typical physical profile of an NFL player. However, his talent and perseverance have landed him a spot with the New Orleans Saints.
Grupe took to Twitter to share his amusing experience with fans and followers.
He narrated how, despite hitting the crucial last-second field goal that secured victory for the Saints, he encountered skeptical security staff who questioned his identity and credentials.
Step 1: get questioned walking onto the field pregame for not having credentials
Step 2: hit a game winner
Step 3: get stopped by security thinking I was a fan when trying to walk out the player exit
— Blake Grupe (@blakegrupe) August 13, 2023
The undrafted rookie’s lighthearted response to the security’s mistaken identity incidents reflected his humility and gratitude for being a part of a victorious team effort.
Despite the comical misunderstandings, Grupe’s focus remains on his dedication to the sport and his determination to prove himself as a valuable asset to the Saints.
Grupe faces a tough competition with established kicker Wil Lutz for a place on the Saints’ roster.
Nevertheless, his performance on the field and his ability to stay composed under pressure have garnered attention and respect from fans, teammates, and coaches alike