New England Patriots

Patriots kicker Quinn Nordin kicks a field goal during warmups before a preseason game against the Washington Football Team at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. (Syndication: The Providence Journal)

What do kicking a football, playing cornhole, and driving a stock car all have in common? Let Patriots rookie kicker Quinn Nordin explain.

Speaking about his mechanics during a press conference on Thursday, Nordin was talking about how he enjoys kicking the ball as hard as he can on kickoffs. That led to a question about whether or not he plays golf, and taking big swings out of the tee box.

“I do not golf. Not even once, ever. I play cornhole though. Love cornhole,” Nordin said. “I like to relate kicking the cornhole. So when I set up, I kind of lean a little bit, try to take all the motion out of it. I’d say cornhole and NASCAR, two things I compare kicking to.”

“Those two things have nothing to do with each other,” NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry noted. That’s how it felt, before Nordin expanded on his idea.

You can watch Nordin’s full explanation below.

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