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Brendan Fevola attempts to break a world record for highest attitude catch

Brendan Fevola injures his hands as he attempts to break the world record for highest attitude catch – months after NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski made his record-breaking catch


Brendan Fevola has been left with injured hands after trying to break the world record for highest altitude catch. 

The 40-year-old former AFL great attempted to beat NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski, who recently caught a football from a hovering helicopter at 600 feet (182 metres).

In his attempt on Wednesday, Brendan tried from 650 feet (198m), and while he came extremely close, he ended up disappointed and with some very swollen hands.  

So close: Brendan Fevola ‘injured his hands’ as he attempted to break a world record for highest attitude catch on Wednesday, months after NFL superstar Rob Gronkowski made the catch. Pictured: Fifi Box (L), Nick Cody (R) 

In a clip on Fox 101.9, Fev, who was dressed in a jersey with a helmet and gloves, looked motivated as he was being revved up by his co-host Fifi Box.

‘I know that the nerves will be fluttering around in your tummy, but you need to harness that energy, you need to tap into the muscle memory of an AFL great,’ she told the former AFL star.

Go Gronk! Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski made his catch in April while standing on a stadium field. He also took a number of attempts to make the catch

Go Gronk! Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski made his catch in April while standing on a stadium field. He also took a number of attempts to make the catch

‘Two time Coleman Medalist, eight time leading goal kicker for Carlton, premiership player for Yarrawonga, Michael Tuck medalist, four runner up for DWTS,’ she added, rattling off his impressively list of achievements.   

‘I need you to get out there and grab that ball and you run with it. ‘

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Rob Gronkowski made his record-breaking catch in April while standing on a stadium field.

Come on, Fev! 'I know that the nerves will be fluttering around in your tummy but you need to harness that energy, you need to tap into the muscle memory of an AFL great' Fifi told Fev, before the attempts to catch the ball

Come on, Fev! ‘I know that the nerves will be fluttering around in your tummy but you need to harness that energy, you need to tap into the muscle memory of an AFL great’ Fifi told Fev, before the attempts to catch the ball 

The American footballer star also had perfectly clear weather during his catch.  

Fev came excruciatingly close to making his a number of times, narrowly missing a few of the drops.

‘It’s all about the drop and it’s real muddy there,’ Fev said after a couple of missed attempts on the field. 

Nearly: Fev actually came excruciatingly close to making the catch a number of times, narrowly missing a few of the catches on the muddy ground

Nearly: Fev actually came excruciatingly close to making the catch a number of times, narrowly missing a few of the catches on the muddy ground 

A storm was also rolling in as Brendan attempted to break the record, and on the final drop, the sportsman almost got there. 

‘It’s a real fail,’ Brendan said of the missed catches. However, Fifi said it wasn’t a fail. 

‘It’s take one,’ she said. ‘We’re coming back,’ she added. 

Fev finished by promising to come back bigger and better next time after missing on breaking the record. 

He'll do it! Fev finished by promising to come back bigger and better next time after missing on breaking the record. Seen here before the attempt

He’ll do it! Fev finished by promising to come back bigger and better next time after missing on breaking the record. Seen here before the attempt 

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