Husky linebacker provides spark

Husky linebacker provides spark

 

Psalm Wooching is a most unusual football player.

This Washington linebacker shows up wearing flip flops, carrying a torch and a can of fuel.

He promptly ties a floral, Hawaiian wrap around his waist. When he takes off his shirt, he reveals arms full of Samoan-inspired tattoos.

He lights the torch with a lighter. Then moves the flame...with his hands. Like a baton, he then spins the torch, lit now at both ends, around his back, over his head and through his legs. He admits he's been burned.

"Oh yeah hundreds of times. Y'know, now it's kinda like, it's just the natural thing."

Psalm is a fire dancer. He still performs at luau's on the Big Island in Hawaii where he grew up.

"Not a rite of passage but kinda like a transitioning into manhood I guess you could say?"

He first felt the rush when he was five years old. He learned from his dad.

"Most people don't realize that the fire roars back at you."

He became one of the youngest fire dancers when he started performing at age 10.

He wowed teammates during a training camp talent show.

"And none of them really knew I knew how to do it. It's kind of a scare for them. And they all come runnin' after me after, man you gotta do this at my wedding!"

KING


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