Teen Footballer's Postgame Interview Gets Auto-Tuned
byKaitlin StanfordSep 26, 2014
Last Friday night, Texas teen Apollos Hester helped lead his East View High School football team to victory, after they pulled ahead from a 14-point deficit and defeated Vandegrift High School, 42-41. It was one of those crowd-goes-wild kind of nights, where the players feed off the energy of the fans, and overcome what seemed to be insurmountable odds just minutes before.
After it was all over and the crowds parted, Hester was stopped for a postgame interview to talk about how it all went down. But instead of going through the night's plays, the wide-receiver launched into one of the most amazing pep talks on life we've probably ever heard.
"At first we started slow, we started real slow," he told Lauren Mickler of TWC Austin. "And you know, that's alright, because sometimes in life, you're gonna start slow. That's OK."
Hester's believe-in-yourself speech quickly went viral, gaining millions of YouTube views in just one short week. But yesterday, he officially reached Internet superstardom when schmoyoho (a YouTube account run by three siblings known as The Gregory Brothers) released an auto-tuned track of his interview. It is, in a word, awesome.
We dare you not to hit replay–over and over and over again.
We don't know about you, but we're going to have this track stuck in our heads all day. We also feel suddenly inspired to take on the world. (Or at least tackle all those Pinterest projects we've been meaning to get to.)
If you didn't catch Hester's original speech, you can watch it again in full below.
One thing's for sure. If this kid's football career doesn't pan out, he could really give Tony Robbins a run for his money.