He tricked his way to the top 10 finalist on 'America's Got Talent,' but Philadelphia Eagles Long Snapper Jon Dorenbos will have to settle with the bronze.

Dorenbos has an inspiring story of childhood, which definitely pulled at the heartstrings of America.  But it is his talent as a magician that really led the way.

Philly.com explains,

Dorenbos started practicing magic as a kid as a way to cope after his father killed his mother. His final trick, a close-up card trick performed on Tuesday's broadcast, tugged at the heartstrings of viewers and referenced his tragic story. "Magic saved my life. ... [Magic] taught me don't hate, don't blame. Forgive," Dorenbos said. The charismatic Dorenbos' voice wavered and his hands shook a bit as he performed.

And as it stands right now, he's still the longest tenured member of the Philadelphia Eagles.  And no doubt, he will have a long career as a magician after his football days are over.


Source: Philly.com

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