Staff sergeant Matthew Hawke turned his return from Afghanistan after 10 months into a family surprise with the help of Nebraska football before its spring game on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.
Dressed as a player — pads and all — Hawke ran out onto the field with the Huskers and walked to midfield to take part in the coin toss. There, a few feet away, stood Hawke's family, which was invited to be the honorary coin toss officials for the game. Take a look at what follows below:
After ten months away from home, welcome Home Staff Sergeant Hawke. pic.twitter.com/TzOcrJjysg— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 15, 2017
The face of Hawke's one son when he realizes it's his father under the helmet is priceless. What a special moment.