Tacoma News Tribune "Only noble, almost unbelievable restraint kept Cliff Avril from drilling the Rams’ punter into 2016. Johnny Hekker of St. Louis hit the Seahawks’ defensive end from the side unnecessarily while Hekker’s punt was airborne in the second quarter of Seattle’s 23-17 loss Sunday. Avril fell, got up —..." December 28
Rams signed Pro-Bowl P Johnny Hekker to 6-year, $18 million extension, including $9 million guaranteed, highest guarantee given to a P or K.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Johnny Hekker’s football dream was to play quarterback. “I grew up throwing the ball with my brother in the street, wanting to be Peyton Manning. I even wore No. 18 (at Bothell High near Seattle),’’ the Rams punter recalled. “I had some offers to play quarterback at smaller schools, but I’d..." November 24