Florida Gators mascot uses head to protect boy from foul ball

By Ben Hooper   |   April 20, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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April 20 (UPI) -- Albert Gator, the University of Florida Gators' mascot, was caught on camera using his giant foam head to protect a young fan from a wayward foul ball.

A video tweeted by the team shows Albert Gator sitting next to a young fan in the stands during the team's Tuesday game against the University of North Florida when a foul ball comes in their direction.

The mascot uses his arms and body to protect the boy and the foul ball ends up bouncing off Albert Gator's foam-filled head.

The mascot feigned injury for the amused crowd while the young boy pretended to give him CPR.

"Saving children from foul balls -- just another reason to follow @AlbertGator on Twitter!" the Florida Gators tweeted.

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