College football coach surprises third-stringer with a full scholarship

Justin Juenemann was praised for "never giving up" and his volunteer work with children.
1:30 | 08/13/17

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??? Finally, the stunning off the field play a college football player will never forget. Tonight's America strong. Here is Mara schiavocampo. Reporter: University of Minnesota's new coach P.J. Fleck shcwed up to a team meeting this week with a surprise play, and a special guest. Kyle tanner, a patient at u.m.'s children's hospital. Coach asked him who his favorite player was. Justin. Reporter: Justin Juenemann, a walk-on third string kicker who's never played a single down. But the coach praised him for never giving up, in football and in visiting young people like Kyle. The coach then handed Kyle a t-shirt cannon, which he promptly aimed at Justin. Who made a sweet one-handed grab. He read the shirt, then stunned, showed it to the team. He'd just been awarded a full scholarship. And to make it sweeter, Justin also made it on "Sportscenter" to share his stovry and newest souvenir. I brought it just in case and I'm holding on to it for a while. Reporter: Holding on to the shirt enter the moment he caught it and read what it said. Everybody just jumped on me and went nuts that have. Reporter: Mara schiavocampo, NBC news, New York. Congrats to Justin and thanks so much more watching. Have great evening. Good night.

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