Cited by The Sporting News in 1988 as one of the 20 greatest punters of all-time, Herman Weaver punted for eleven years in the NFL. He was given the nickname "Thunderfoot" by Monday Night Football announcer Howard Cosell after hearing a crack of thunder shortly after witnessing a Weaver punt in practice. At the University of Tennessee, Weaver once had a 71 yard punt and one with a hang time of 5.7 seconds. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the 9th round of the 1970 NFL Draft. He would spend seven seasons in the Motor City and was named NFC Punter of the Year in 1975. That season he had punted 80 times for an average of 42.0 yards. It was his second highest punting average in his career (he had a 43.2 average in 1973). In 1977, Weaver would join the second year Seattle Seahawks. Weaver would spend four seasons with the Seahawks, his best season there would be his final season in 1980 where he posted a 41.8 yards per kick average. Over his career, Weaver punted 693 times for 27,897 total yards for a 40.3 yard average. He still shares the dubious NFL record for most punts blocked all-time (14). Weaver was also adept at pinning opponents deep in their own territory by executing "coffin corner" kicks that would go out of bounds just prior to going into the end zone. These days, Weaver heads up Thunderfoot Ministries and shares his personal life experiences with students and helps them to recognize the consequences of their choices while challenging them with a message of hope.