MINNEAPOLIS – Watching sports can leave you saying “I could make that throw!” or “I could catch that!” But have you ever really put yourself in the athlete’s shoes?

At last year’s Spring Football game, KARE 11’s Ryan Shaver captured a Gophers Football fan attempting to field punts in a mid-game contest at TCF Bank Stadium.

As the Gophers conclude their spring practice season this week, that had us wondering “How Hard Can It Be?”

The KARE 11 Sports team decided to find out with the help of Head Coach PJ Fleck and the Gophers Football equipment staff. The results? Well, you can decide for yourself in the video above.

For an extended look at Dave and Ryan’s special teams tryout with Coach Fleck, check out the director’s cut in the video below.