Seahawks punter, Regina native Jon Ryan lights up internet again

It took some blood and bruises, but Jon Ryan can celebrate his team's 10-9 playoff win over Minnesota this past weekend.

Suffered bruised, bloody face after trying to hurdle Vikings defender

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (9) jumps over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Casey Matthews (59) as he runs the ball during the first half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

It took some blood and bruises, but Jon Ryan can celebrate his team's playoff win this past weekend.

It was a cold and suspenseful battle. Ryan and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Minnesota Vikings 10-9 on Sunday.

While Blair Walsh's missed 27-yard field goal was the talk of the NFL community following the game, it was a Saskatchewan-born kicker who made football fans go wild earlier in the game.

In case you missed it, the Seahawks were set to punt on fourth down and seven yards to go. The Regina native entered the game to punt it away, but the long snap was low and Ryan decided to take off in an effort to get the first down.

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (9) runs the ball during the first half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Not only did Ryan fail to get the necessary yardage, he took a tumble while attempting to hurdle a defender, ending his run with a painful-looking face plant and a bloody nose.

Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (9) lands on his head after jumping over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Casey Matthews (59) as he runs the ball during the first half of an NFL wild-card football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Within seconds, people on social media responded with both remorse for Ryan's pain and also praise for his toughness.

Even Ryan's own brother, Steve Ryan, took a jab at the incident:

On Monday, Ryan tweeted a photo of his bruised face and jokingly wrote "You should see the other guy."

The Seahawks will now take on the NFC's No. 1-ranked Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jan. 17.

If recent playoff history is any indication, this isn't the last we'll hear of Saskatchewan's favourite punter.

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