While it may have been a bit of and up-and-down year on the football field for the Florida State Seminoles, the team is still taking time to give back to the community that supports the school the most.
Case in point, a recent visit by former ‘Noles tailback Warrick Dunn to visit a young FSU fan suffering with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle weakness and degeneration.
Current head coach Jimbo Fisher also offered his support and kind words to the young man with a specialized video message. Fox 5 Atlanta identified the boy as an 11-year-old named Kyle. Kyle’s father also played for Florida State during his matriculation at FSU, according to the report, which only sweetens the surprise.
And this isn’t the first time college football faithful have seen a Florida State player stepping out and doing some good for the community.
Before the kickoff of the 2016-17 season, FSU wide out Travis Rudolph made headlines when he befriended a sixth grade student at an elementary school in Tallahassee. The friendship that ensued between Rudolph and Bo Paske was big news in the early weeks of the season as Rudolph presented Paske with a specialized jersey and the team invited the boy's family to attend a game as well.
Fans never get tired of these feel-good stories, and it likely won't be the last time that Fisher has his boys stepping out to do some good in the community.