WATCH: Surprise reunion with soldier dad and Clemson RB at game
Walk-on Clemson running back Ty Lucas received a surprise ninth months in the making during Saturday's Military Appreciation Day game with Duke.
Clemson hosted a surprise reunion between Lucas and his dad. CPT Cody Lucas, United States Army, Signal Advisor with the 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, before the game.
Per the video below, the elder Lucas has served in the U.S. Army for ten years with two tours overseas - in Korea and most recently in Afghanistan.
The emotional reunion is captured on video and the Tigers' Lucas talked about it after the game.
"It was a huge surprise," Lucas said. "It was the best thing ever. I was not expecting it at all. It was crazy."
Watch the reunion below:
On Saturday, CPT Cody Lucas, United States Army, Signal Advisor with the 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, was in Memorial Stadium to surprise his son, running back Ty Lucas, after 9 months in Afghanistan.— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) November 18, 2018
Thank you, CPT Lucas, for your service. #ClemsonFamily pic.twitter.com/hgfFNtv13l
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