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Redskins rookie Zach Hocker receives hideous hazing haircut

Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker posted a picture of his rookie hazing haircut on social media. (Twitter)
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Redskins rookie kicker Zach Hocker posted a picture of his rookie hazing haircut on social media. (Twitter)

As a prep place-kicking recruit, Zach Hocker sported some serious lettuce atop his head.

The Redskins rookie could use a few of those golden locks to cover up his hazing haircut right now.

Given the option of performing a comedy skit in front of his veteran teammates or letting them select his new hairstyle, the University of Arkansas product chose the latter, posting the above haircut befitting a Razorback on Twitter with the caption: "No one ever said your rookie season would be easy."

News crews in the nation's capital captured a few more angles at training camp on Thursday.

"I kind of regret it now," Hocker told ESPN's John Keim. "In the moment it was fun, but now I wish I had thought of something funny for the team. ... I didn't anticipate this. I got up on the stage and they put up three pictures for the team to vote on. This was my look. They let me have it and there I went."

The man whose job Hocker is attempting to steal, incumbent Washington kicker Kai Forbath, reportedly performed the haircut. According to Keim, Hocker must keep the hairdo for a week, and veterans haven't told him yet whether he can shave it prior to the team's Aug. 7 preseason opener against the Patriots.

Hocker was the lone kicker selected in this year's NFL Draft after setting a school record for career points at Arkansas. After making the first 17 field goals of his NFL career, Forbath has made 18-of-23 since, so Hocker may not be the only Redskins kicker getting a cut this summer.

As impressive as Hocker's self-described "horizontal Mohawk" is in the annals of the NFL's rookie hazing haircuts, Tim Tebow's Friar Tuck fuzz from 2010 still tops the list.

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Tim Tebow sported the Friar Tuck fuzz as a Broncos rookie in 2010. (USA TODAY Sports)

Tim Tebow sported the Friar Tuck fuzz as a Broncos rookie in 2010. (USA TODAY Sports)

 

 

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