Coaches are really focused in the moments leading up to a game, but Clemson’s Dabo Swinney made sure to take a moment to make a young fan’s day.
When Swinney was running on the field ahead of the Tigers’ game against Auburn Saturday night, Swinney saw Jake Pratt, a senior at Vestavia Hills High School in Alabama whose moment in a high school football game went viral. Pratt, who has Down syndrome, scored a touchdown in a preseason game last month. The special moment was all over the internet and television. Swinney saw it and, according to WBRC, invited Pratt to the game.
It resulted in this awesome exchange:
How cool is that? As soon as Swinney saw Pratt he stopped what he was doing to speak with him. Swinney, also an Alabama native, attended Pelham High School, just about 20 minutes from Vestavia Hills, so he got some playful trash talk in before letting Pratt know how good he looks in Clemson orange.
Oh, and if you somehow missed it, here’s Pratt’s touchdown from last month:
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