Jordan Mailata Can Sing And Other Athletes With Hidden Talents

Jordan Mailata can sing! And other athletes with hidden talents

The Aussie NFL star has a killer set of lungs on him.

DON’T BE SURPRISED if it’s not the eight-octave voice of Mariah Carey that lights up Christmas this year. Instead, it could be Aussie NFL leviathan Jordan Mailata.

The 203cm, 166kg giant Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman’s day job is acting as security detail for quarterback Jalen Hurts. But the 26-year-old former rugby league player has more than one string to his bow, with a viral clip of Mailata and Eagles’ teammates Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce belting out Carey’s iconic Christmas tune “All I Want For Christmas” setting the internet alight.

The clip has more than 5.3m views on TikTok, and when Mailata takes the mic Kelce can’t hide his disbelief.

The song will be included on A Philly Special Christmas, the second album from the trio after they dropped a seven-song debut album last year.

The new album also includes a duet of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas”, with soul legend Patti Labelle, who was blown away by the Aussie’s pipes. “He sings his face off—I was shocked,” LaBelle said. “I said, ‘OK, let’s sing, honey’.”

It’s not the first time Mailata has shown off his singing talents; he was uncovered on season 7 of The Masked Singer US after moonlighting as “The Thingamabob”.

On the show, Mailata sung “Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi and “Classic” by MKTO and a killer rendition of Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect”.

A promising rugby league player who came through the NFL’s International Player Pathway program, Mailata was selected by the Eagles with a seventh round pick in the 2018 draft.

His career has soared to new heights this season with the Aussie becoming one of the NFL’s highest rated offensive tackles.

The Eagles currently sit atop the standings in the NFC, having opened their season with an imposing 8-1 record.

Proceeds from the Eagles’ Christmas album are being donated to the Children’s Crisis Treatment Centre and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

News of Mailata’s singing ability comes hot off the news that NBL star Isaac Humphries also possesses a set of pipes and will be headlining next year’s Adelaide Fringe. See below for 5 more multi-skilled athletes.


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