Entertainment | Going backstage with YouTube sensation Dude Perfect
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 5/19/20, 06:32 pm
Cody Jones and his roommates at Texas A&M University weren’t looking to start a media empire when they bought an $80 basketball goal for their backyard. They just wanted to have a little fun between classes. The competitive friends started one-upping each other with trick basketball shots and recording their antics. In 2009, they uploaded their first YouTube video, called “Backyard Edition.” It went viral within a week, launching the internet sensation now known as Dude Perfect, a nod to the praise friends give each other when they sink a shot.