Imagine living in Gainesville, Florida and walking into your neighborhood Publix store night seeing a grocery bagger signing autographs, taking pictures with customers and giving out High Five's.
Mike McNeely worked his shift @Publix just hours after his fake-kick TD sparked Gators. Story: http://t.co/v6zvv8waq4 pic.twitter.com/mv6UHBaRLf
— Jeff Barlis (@JeffBarlisESPN) November 3, 2014
If that happened to you, it probably means you met University of Florida field goal fake kick star Mike McNeely.
McNeely is a walk-on who just earned a scholarship as a 5th year senior for the Gators. And he happened to be the placeholder on a fake field goal that spurred Florida to a somewhat surprising dominating victory over the confused Georgia Bulldogs.
So yeah, the kid is a pretty good story. And according to Yahoo.com, McNeely is working at Publix until he starts medical school in August of 2015.
Yes, Mike McNeely, instant Gainesville hero, is the type of guy College Football should be about.
Here's the play mentioned earlier via CBS Sports: