Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Medicine | By Megan Pierce

PJ Fleck surprises Minnesota kicker with scholarship shot from T-shirt cannon

PJ Fleck surprises Minnesota kicker with scholarship shot from T-shirt cannon

Minnesota kicker Justin Juenemann was surprised with a football scholarship earlier this week with all those elements.

"Than you Coach Fleck, Kyle, and everyone who was involved in setting this up", Juenemann posted to Twitter.

"I remember in the hospital seeing one particular person a lot, that was Justin", Tanner says in the video.

Kyle launches a T-shirt at Justin. Kyle said that Juenemann is one of his favorite players after hearing that Fleck made a decision to give Kyle the chance to deliver an unforgettable surprise to Juenemann.

In a video on the football team's Facebook page, Fleck finds a creative way to award a full scholarship for the senior year of a player who hasn't even seen playing time.

Following a celebration with his teammates, Juenemann was praised by his coach.

Though he's never worn maroon and gold in a game, a heart of gold earned his Gopher pride.

"We have a holistic approach for our culture academically, athletically, socially and spiritually and some programs don't demand those things to be connected, but we do", Coach Fleck said. "This was truly an experience I will never forget!"

Fleck said he planned the surprise because the team has a close relationship with the children's hospital and he wanted to create a special memory.

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