JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Lance Kearse's first football practice in nearly a decade got off to a rough start.
Before he even caught a pass, he ran off the field and vomited.
It was understandable if he was a little nervous since he hadn't played football since middle school and was trying out for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But Kearse, a former 6-foot-6 professional basketball player and cousin of retired NFL player Jevon Kearse, insisted his queasiness had nothing to do with anxiety. He simply "ate a little bit too much."
Kearse's stomach settled down, and he ended up opening eyes during the first NFL minicamp.
The 24-year-old was a basketball forward in Spain last year, and until Tuesday when he was playing tight end, hadn't strapped on a football helmet since he was 13.