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Nigel "The Leg" Gruff

Nigel The Leg Gruff
The Replacements was not a great film, though it has received a solid audience through sports fans. Generally, multiple characters are developed in these ensemble sports films, but realistically the Keanu Reeves vehicle had little other players worth remembering. That is with the exception of the Welsh soccer player, Nigel “The Leg” Gruff.


His was the only one given anything remotely interesting to do (other than Falco) and we are sure many people who watched Gruff kick, wanted to break out into the well-known soccer chant of “Ole”. Still, we have a problem indicting someone into the Hall whose gambling issues made the Sentinels have to forego the Field Goal for the win. Not exactly a heroic athlete is it?



The Bullet Points:
Movie Appeared:
The Replacements (2000)

Actor:
Rhys Ifans

Position Portrayed:
Place Kicker

Played for:
Washington Sentinels

Why you should vote for him:
His character was (to us) the most interesting in the movie.

Why you should not vote for him:
Kickers? In a Hall of Fame? If Canton won’t do it, why should we?

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