The Nebraska spring game went through all the rituals of a traditional football game, including the coin toss. Only, this Saturday's turned the usual intoquite the emotional moment.
Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Hawke dressed in a full Huskers uniform and took the field for the coin toss. His family was there to do the toss, and one of his unsuspecting sons got to flip the coin … right after realizing who that one "player" really was.
You know it's a special moment when you get all the feels during a coin toss.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) April 15, 2017
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What a great moment!
Glad we could help welcome home Staff Sergeant Matthew Hawke.
— Shawn Eichorst (@BigRedAD) April 15, 2017
Sgt. Hawke had been deployed in Afghanistan for 10 months and this was the first time he saw his family since his return.
After ten months away from home, welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hawke. pic.twitter.com/TzOcrJjysg
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 15, 2017