Six-time Guinness World Record holder “Frisbee Rob” McLeod and his canine teammate, Sailor the Touchdown Dog, will be featured at the Atlanta Falcons halftime show on Sunday, December 5, when Atlanta takes on the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rob and Sailor will be attempting to go endzone to endzone, a never-before-seen feat at an NFL game. The game is taking place at Mercedes Benz Stadium, a state-of-the art stadium with capacity for 71,000 fans.
Frisbee Rob and Sailor recently broke the record for the Longest Catch at a Live Sporting Event with a 109-yard catch at a CFL game in Alberta, Canada. With many fans and media accounts hailing it as the “best halftime show ever”, Rob and Sailor gained fame after being featured on ESPN’s Tiktok, with their video hitting 24.8 million views, currently the most viewed video since August. In total, Rob and Sailor’s record from October has been seen by more than 50 million people across all platforms.
“We are thrilled to have Frisbee Rob and Sailor perform for our fans,“ says Kurt Wisenbaugh, Director, Live Events & Entertainment. “It’s important that we continue to bring fresh, family friendly entertainment and we know that our fans will love having them on the field.”
“I’m so grateful to the Atlanta Falcons and Kurt for this opportunity,” says Rob. “Not only will this be my first time at an NFL game, but ever since I got into frisbee with dogs, this has been my dream. I can’t wait to show the fans what we can do!”
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About Frisbee Rob:
Rob is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds 6 Guinness World Records and 13 World Championships in the sport of flying disc. Rob has spoken at more than 400 schools, to more than 135,000 kids, and ran more than 6,000 workshops. His focus is on physical literacy, resiliency, kindness, and getting unplugg’d.
Sailor is a 6-year old Border Whippet who has been competing in dog sports for 5 years. His favourite is frisbee and he loves to go far. He also recently set his first Guinness World Record for Mini Disc Distance to Canine Catch. When he’s not chasing after frisbees, he loves to sleep, cuddle, and play with his toys.
About the Atlanta Falcons:
The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. The Falcons compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 196 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League (AFL).
About Mercedes Benz Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. Opened in August 2017 as a replacement for the Georgia Dome, it serves as the home stadium of the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). The stadium is owned by the state government of Georgia through the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, and operated by AMB Group, the parent organization of the Falcons and Atlanta United. In June 2016, the total cost of its construction was estimated at US$1.6 billion.