High School Football Player Pauses Game To Shake War Veterans' Hands

Talk about a MVP!

This student athlete has proven himself to be a good sport both on and off the field.

Chase Hill, a junior at Parkway High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, veered away from his football team huddle during a game on Oct. 9 to shake the hands of a line of veterans seated on the field’s sidelines, Fox News Insider reported. Bossier Parish Lt. Bill Davis captured the moment and posted the photo on the sheriff’s department page, where it has been shared over 2,000 times.

"I've always really respected those who serve," Hill told the news outlet. "And I just wanted to show some gratitude. And maybe some kids in the future would follow my footsteps."

When the Parkway football players were returning to the field to start the 2nd half, Chase Hill, #83, sneaked from the...

Posted by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 9, 2015

The group of seven World War II veterans were the guests of honor at the football game, brought from the Northwest Louisiana War Veterans Home to Parkway High School by the school’s Air Force Junior ROTC, according to CBS News. At the start of the second half of the game, the vets were seated on the sidelines when the players were headed back to the field for a team huddle. Hill then broke away from the formation to greet and pay his respects to each individual veteran. Davis was the patrolling security officer at the game and pulled out his camera to capture the touching exchange.

"Law enforcement officers deal with teens who do stupid stuff every day," Davis told the news outlet. "And for this kid to do what he did, which to me was really just a class act -- a badge of honor if you will, that's what you want to see."

Matt Graves, whose son plays freshman football at Parkway HS, was grateful to shake the hand of Mr. Wise, a WWII Air Force veteran.

Posted by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office on Friday, October 9, 2015

Throughout the game, the veterans were greeted by spectators, students and cheerleaders, but Hill was the standout of the night. People commended the student’s kind act on the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, writing comments like “Awesome young man! His future is bright!” and “What a hero himself.”

Now that’s what a big win looks like.


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