An Alabama Player’s Military Mom Surprised Him at the Game and Steely-Faced Nick Saban Almost Cried

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Senior day festivities are always filled with nice moments for players and their families. The players get salutes from the crowd, and parents get a picture they can hang in the house forever. But Alabama’s senior day had extra meaning when walk-on running back Lawrence Erekosima got a visit from his mother, who came home early from a military tour of duty in Kuwait to surprise her son.

 

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Previously when Nick Saban exhibited human-like qualities: the time he reached out to an Arkansas lineman who lost his father at a young age, just like he did.

In all seriousness, we have a lot of fun with Saban’s robotic personality. But he’s a human just like the rest of us, and he was as touched by the pregame moment as anyone else.

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Source: SB Nation | Richard Johnson