David Beckham offered NFL tryout

David Beckham attends a news conference in Nanjing to begin his second trip as China's soccer envoy...

David Beckham attends a news conference in Nanjing to begin his second trip as China's soccer envoy on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. (Aly Song/Reuters)

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David Beckham could have kicked another football.

The global soccer star was once offered a tryout with an NFL team after a scout contacted him about his interest in the American game.

"A couple of scouts felt that David has the potential to become a kicker in the NFL team, and one actually put a call into him for a trial," a Hollywood source told Britain's Mirror newspaper.

"It is no secret that David is one of the best in the business when it comes to accuracy and length in his passing. And he has stood on the greatest stages to perform magnificent feats with his feet.

"Major league kickers can send the ball 40 yards straight -- David has shown for the last 15 years he can do that week in week out."



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