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During the NFL season, Marshawn Lynch is an aggressive, physical running back for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks. In the offseason he can be found roaming the hills of Switzerland as a cross-country skier... Apart from it isn't him.

The gentleman featured in the video above is actually Tony Wiederkehr from Arlingthon, Washington and he was so excited by the Seahawks' victory in February that he took to the slopes of Switzerland for the Engadin Ski Marathon.

Wiederkehr said:

“I wanted to do something to honor the Seahawks. I was coaching basketball and football, but my Dad was always into it. He was 70 years old, and asked my brothers to come over and do it. He said it was going to be my last Engadin Ski Marathon. And so I went up to Snoqualmie Pass and took my first lesson. It was a total disaster,” 

Wiederkehr took to the mountain with a football in his hands rather than poles, exhibiting full beast-mode as he slid to 4,873rd place out of over 13,000 entrants.

After his little stunt, I'm sure Wiederkehr is looking forward to September when the real Lynch will be tearing it up on the football field once again.

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