A school pupil used his halftime money prize win as a chance to share his deep-rooted religion.
On Saturday evening, Tyler Gordon gained the Dr. Pepper grand prize of $100,000 throughout the halftime tuition giveaway contest of the Large Ten Championship, earlier than the Ohio State Buckeyes rallied within the second half to defeat the Wisconsin Badgers 34-21.
But it surely’s what he stated after profitable that garnered consideration.
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“I wish to thank God from the underside of my coronary heart,” Gordon proclaimed to the tens of millions tuned in to Fox Sports activities that evening. “If you don’t imagine in him, I pray that you’d quickly grow to be a believer.”
The West Virginia College legislation pupil acquired reward from many on-line, together with Sports activities Spectrum host Jason Romano.
“In case you have been on nationwide TV and a believer and had 45 seconds, would you give reward to God and encourage others to do the identical understanding you may face backlash?” Romano tweeted. “Good on the Dr. Pepper child right here for being daring.”
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The Indiana native was one among 4 college students making an attempt to throw probably the most footballs by means of an outsized Dr. Pepper can in 30 seconds and he gained. He additionally thanked his household and his faculty.
Finalists for the competition have been chosen primarily based on video submissions explaining why the tutoring cash could be necessary to them, FOX 59 studies.
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“It’ll imply the world to me,” Gordon defined. “Phrases can’t specific how a lot it means. I’ve tried and, truthfully, all I can say is that I’m so excited and so grateful for the chance. It’s going to permit me to have the ability to pursue my targets with out being hindered by my debt.”