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Could Be a Movie

This has to be the strangest sports story I’ve heard in a long, long, long time. I think I made up this scenario a hundred times as a kid.

Contest-winning kicker might play for Texas Tech

Matt Williams, a transfer student and kicker from Tarleton State, has been cleared to play for the Red Raiders after first being noticed while booting a field goal during an in-game promotion, according to a report on RedRaiders.com, a branch of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Web site.

Head coach Mike Leach discovered Williams during Texas Tech’s Sept. 20 game against Massachusetts, when Williams nailed a 30-yard field goal in a between-quarters contest to win himself free rent for a year.

Leach approached Williams after the kick — which cleared the uprights with plenty of distance — and invited him to join the team the following week, according to the report.

Rest of the story HERE.

Jonathan Cliff is married to his wife Starr and they together live out their days with two sons and a daughter. Jonathan serves as one of the Pastors at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, Tennessee; where he works with leaders throughout the city to help develop Christian community that leads to deep and meaningful spiritual friendships. His journey has been an adventurous one, having served in the local church for 15 years in family ministry developing leaders, building environments for kids and students to belong, and encouraging parents to take big spiritual steps with their families.

1 Comment

  1. Tim Gabbard · October 24, 2008

    It should be movie, what a great story. Now I have a reason to watch Texas Tech.