You’ve probably heard that American college graduates are saddled with more student loans than ever before. Exactly how much debt, you may ask? According to the Project on Student Debt, the average borrower owes a whopping $29,400.
But as you can see in the touching video below, one talented junior from the University of Houston just got an incredible financial leg-up thanks to his head football coach, Tony Levine.
Levine decided to surprise rising star Kyle Bullard and his mother with the holy grail of college funding — a full scholarship — after the student’s successful walk-on season as a kicker for the U of H Cougars.
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The coach (who is known to be somewhat of a prankster) set up four hidden cameras in his office to film Bullard’s entire reaction. Levine starts off the conversation with a very serious talk about the limited number of scholarships and how Bullard didn’t seem like a good fit — until he surprises the football player and his mom with the amazing news.
According to the Houston Cougars site, the 5-foot-11-inch Boerne, Texas native had quite the run after taking over placekicking duties midway through last season. He finished with a perfect six-of-six on field goals and sixth on the team in scoring with 38 points.
This just goes to show you that hard work really does pay off, and no one is more delighted than Bullard’s mother. You can just see the financial black hole of college tuition being lifted off her shoulders. We have a feeling that this scholarship represents the dedication to excellence of them both.
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