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TODAY's Takeaway: Willie dunks, Tamron sprints, photogenic player smiles

Oct. 25, 2013 at 4:39 PM ET

Willie dunks in Michael Jordan's house, Tamron runs across the plaza to Al and the Ridiculously Photogenic Football Player talks fame.
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Willie dunks in Michael Jordan's house, Tamron runs across the plaza to Al, and the ridiculously photogenic football player talks fame.

1. The TODAY anchors had a difficult time interviewing a Notre Dame football player who’s risen to fame this week for being "ridiculously photogenic," because, well, he’s ridiculously good looking.

Tamron, Natalie and Savannah swooned as Cam McDaniel, whose Zoolander-esque face was caught mid-tackle by a photographer, described seeing the shot for the first time.

“To be completely honest, I found it a bit comical myself when I first saw it,” he told the ladies on Friday. “(And I was) in a little bit of disbelief.”

Video: Notre Dame running back Cam McDaniel, who became a viral star after a recent photo took off online, tells the TODAY anchors that he found the photo comical and all the media attention ‘fun.’

2. Willie also tried his own hand at a big sports play today – in Michael Jordan’s house.

He got an exclusive tour of the basketball legend’s up-for-auction mansion, and called it a playground for grown-ups. He even dunked in Jordan’s indoor basketball court.

“I haven’t dunked in a few years,” Willie told the TODAY team. “But I put that jersey on and somehow, when you put on 23, something happens."

Video: TODAY’s Willie Geist gets an exclusive tour of the Chicago-area mansion, even taking a few minutes to show off his skills on the basketball court.

3. Military families are calling Minnesota Vikings player Jared Allen the answer to their prayers.

The defensive end was inspired by a 2009 USO tour to Iraq and Iran to start a charity that builds and retrofits homes for wounded veterans.

“We have a much bigger responsibility than just being football players in this world,” he told TODAY.

Video: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen never joined the military, but a USO tour to Iraq in 2009 inspired him to start Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors, a charity that builds and retrofits homes for wounded veterans.

4. Do you know how to wash your face? No, you don’t.

Video: Dermatologist Dr. Debra Wattenberg says you should was your face twice a day, be careful not to over-scrub, always clean your hands before you start and pat dry with a clean towel.

5. As anchors sometimes are, Tamron was late to get on camera this morning with Savannah and Carson. She ran to meet them and – well, just watch. It’s magic.

Video: A high-heeled Tamron Hall makes it across the plaza in record time for her next shot.

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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