Atlanta Falcons rookie linebacker Duke Riley is one strong man.
On Wednesday, he posted a video of himself pulling a GMC Denali that was connected by two ropes. The Denali is around 5,500 pounds, which is like pulling 24 Duke Rileys if you round up on the math.
Riley’s friends were hyping him up by telling him to “rise up,” the Falcons’ motto that is often featured in the Georgia Dome (soon to be Mercedes-Benz Stadium) with Samuel L. Jackson. It’s what Falcons do.
Riley was — as expected — excited to be drafted. Looking back, some of these excited hugs and handshakes might have hurt for his friends on the receiving end.
When Riley reported for Falcons training camp, he had a perfectly good explanation.
Between Riley’s talents on the field, strength, and golden mullet that flows like the Chattahoochee River, Falcons fans are going to enjoy their rookie linebacker.