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Minnesota Coach PJ Fleck Surprises Kicker with Full Scholarship

11 August 2017, 04:17 | Winifred Adams

Minnesota Coach PJ Fleck Surprises Kicker with Full Scholarship

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Minnesota kicker Justin Juenemann is entering his fifth and final season with the Golden Gophers.

Every time a walk-on is awarded a scholarship, it's an incredibly special moment for those involved - the player, the player's family and the team members who are in on the secret ahead of the big reveal. Justin met Kyle during a visit to the hospital.

Coach Fleck spoke of Juenemann's character as a representation of the team and university's values and how he embodies the type of person they strive to develop on the team.

Justin had no idea what Kyle, and coach Fleck, had in store as thanks for his giving back.

On Wednesday, Kyle delivered the news in the form of a gun and a t-shirt. A solid catch. When he opens it... "Then when I got the shirt it took me a minute and everyone was cheering, my teammates I think even lifted me up a little".

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As the team applauded, Coach Fleck handed Tanner a t-shirt cannon, which he used to launch a shirt to the already stunned and excited Juenemann.

His tuition is paid for the year.

Though he's never worn maroon and gold in a game, a heart of gold earned his Gopher pride. "Where his face is recognizable", Fleck said in the video. "This was truly an experience I will never forget!"

The original video of the surprise now has close to 400,000 views on Facebook.

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