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Inspiring 10-Yr-Old Gives Football Team Heartfelt Pep Talk Before Big Win.

Lane Bridges may be small in stature, but his passion for football is enormous.

The 10-year-old Texan is a proud member of the Eastland Mavericks. Though he spends most games off the field, he still plays a vital role as team motivator.


“You’ll see Lane in his uniform cheering the loudest,” his mom Courtney told Today. “When the kids come off the field, he gives them a big pat on the back and tells them they did a great job.”

Lane is also always there to pump his teammates up before they face their opponents. In fact, the natural-born leader is so good at inspiring others that he’s become a viral sensation. In October, football coach Chase Richardson uploaded a video to Twitter of the awesome little boy giving a powerful pregame pep talk.

lane gives mavericks pep talk

In the video, Lane can be seen passionately imploring his teammates to “get angry,” “have passion,” and “be determined.”

lane gives mavericks pep talk

“And when we get on that field, let’s show those Cisco Loboes how to be a Maverick,” he continues, shouting. “Let’s show that we can beat them on their home field, on our home field. We can beat them anywhere!”

Lane’s words clearly struck a chord with his cheering teammates because they beat the opposing team 6-0. And since then, Lane’s speech has gone on to inspire millions. He even caught the attention of football star Tom Brady, who liked the video on Instagram!

We’re sure this bold little boy will go on to do great things! After all, he’s already doing them! He recently went a step further by appearing on Fox News with a message not just for his fellow football lovers, but also for his fellow Americans.

Listen as Lane gives the U.S. a pep talk in the video below, and share this story with anyone who needs a little extra motivation.

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