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Eagles’ Jon Dorenbos Performs Inspirational Magic Trick at ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finals (Video)
Jon Dorenbos seems to be living a double life. By day, he’s the long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles. But by night, he’s a magician, wowing America with his stage presence, sleight of hand, and pretty good sense of humor.
Last night was the last show of the season for America’s Got Talent, and Dorenbos took his appearance seriously, showing off his talents as an illusionist while also having a candid talk with the audience about inspiration.
It might sound cheesy, but when you watch the clip, you’ll see it was pretty heartfelt. If you’re not the video-watching type, here’s just a brief transcript of what he told the crowd:
“Magic saved my life. There have been plenty of times where I was lost, and I didn’t have any answers. And I didn’t know where to go. So what I did is, I turned to magic, and it helped me find myself. It simply taught me: Don’t hate, don’t blame, and forgive.”
And here’s the video: