Steelers quarterback receives sniper training from Navy SEAL

Big Ben Goes DeepBen Roethlisberger, his father Ken and Mike Get long range training from Former SEAL Clayton Hergert in west Texas. Please like and share with all your friends. WHO thinks they can make that shot? Leave us a comment.

Posted by Gridiron Outdoors with Mike Pawlawski on Monday, March 14, 2016


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger just took accuracy training to a new level.

The 34-year-old quarterback took shots with Navy SEAL Clayton Hergert on the television show Gridiron Outdoors.

“You think about dream jobs, and I wanted to be like James Bond or a Top Gun fighter pilot being like the bad dude… the sniper that can shoot someone from a mile away is pretty cool,” Roethlisberger said.

Clad in tactical hunting wear and shooting from the prone position, Roethlisberger engaged targets at distances just shy of 550 meters. While he didn’t hit his target at first, he eventually hit it.

The two-time Super Bowl champion noted how natural the .308 Ruger Precision rifle felt to him.

“Once you anchor as many parts of your body as you can into the ground, you just become natural with the gun,” he said. “It felt like it was a part of your body.”

Clayton Hergert is a former SEAL who graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2001. He is the owner and lead instructor of ATX Precision and Carbine in central Texas.

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    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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