FSU football player gives 6th-grade lunch buddy personalized jersey

Travis Rudolph surprises Bo Paske with gift before season-opener


ORLANDO, Fla. – One Florida State University fan whose picture recently went viral after dining with a Seminoles football player got a surprise just in time for Monday night's kickoff.

Travis Rudolph surprised Bo Paske and his mother with a personalized jersey on Monday. Sports Illustrated reports that the Paskes also got a pair of tickets to Monday night's game against Ole Miss in Orlando.

A photo capturing Rudolph and sixth-grader Bo having lunch at Tallahassee's Montford Middle School was being circulated on social media last week.

Rudolph was among several football players visiting the school to meet with students when he saw Bo by himself at a table in the lunch room and asked if he could sit with him.

Leah Paske, Bo's mother, was moved to tears and says she's grateful for the kindness Rudolph showed her son. She says Bo has autism and often eats lunch alone.