One young West Virginia football fan got a huge surprise last week when Mountaineers quarterback Skyler Howard paid him a visit. It was a pretty cool story and the fan only has himself to thank.
Last year, William Tennant, a sixth grader at Mountaineer Middle School appropriately, sent Howard a letter explaining how he had been inspired by the quarterback as part of an assignment at Cheate Lake Elementary.
Howard returned the favor by paying him a visit on the team’s bye week last Friday.
A surprise visitor to MMS. In response to a letter from William Tennant, WVU quarterback, Skyler Howard stopped by. pic.twitter.com/O9eBZTOf5n
— Mountaineer Middle (@MountaineerMidd) September 16, 2016
“Skyler was responding to that letter and wrote him a letter back and brought him a couple of gifts,” school principal Crystal Nantz said.
This is certainly a cool story and is reminiscent of Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph’s friendship with Bo Paske. I am sure Tennant will be looking to make it to a home game at Morgantown this year.
The Mountaineers return to action on Saturday against BYU at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland at 3:30 p.m. EST.
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