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FSU WR Travis Rudolph Makes Autistic Middle School Student’s Day

In a news cycle dominated by nasty political rhetoric and horrific acts of terror, here’s a reminder that there still is good in this world.

When Florida State wide receiver Travis Rudolph spotted a student sitting alone during lunch at Montford Middle School in Tallahassee, Florida, he did something we all should be proud of.  The FSU player took a seat and ate lunch with the boy, talking with him and making his day.  Rudolph later found out that the boy(Bo Paske) had Autism and almost never had anyone to sit with at lunch.

“I was just a kid not too long ago and I remember what the impact was of guys that played in college and in the NFL coming back to us,” Rudolph said. “So I feel like maybe I can change someone’s life or I can make someone a better person or make someone want to be great or be like me, or even better.”


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Dylan Rossiter

Dylan Rossiter is the Upstate Courier's founder and Editor-at-Large. He has covered Siena College men's basketball, the Tri-City ValleyCats, and Section II Athletics. Rossiter is based in Boston, MA and can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @ByDylanRossiter.

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