Watching Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham chase down and tackle a return man in the National Football League divisional playoffs made many in his hometown of Wallaceburg, Ont., recall the bruising checks Suisham used to deliver at the rink.

“Hockey was his passion, and he was a really physical defenceman,” said Marv Barr, Suisham’s teammate in minor hockey as well as high school soccer and football. “If you had asked him back then what he was going to do after high school, he would have never said he’d be going on a scholarship to be a college kicker.”
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