UL football players take a break to visit patients at Lafayette General

Special visits to the patients brightened the UL football players day as they prepare for next weekend's bowl game

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 6:24pm

Cheers erupted as the UL football players entered Lafayette General's lobby from the staff that excitedly anticipated their arrival.  The players split up into six groups and each team got to visit a different part of the hospital.  One team in particular was able to visit and hold premature babies and show their love as the community has done to them.  The team's head football coach couldn't be prouder of his team and says they love being able to take a break from practice and come visit places around Acadiana.

"They're real excited they get a chance to get out and meet some people and really the hospital here really makes them feel welcome and its really a neat thing I think.  They enjoy being a part of this community and getting out and doing some of these things," says Mark Hudspeth, head football coach at UL.

It was nice to see the softer side of these big football players as they toured and visited patients throughout the hospital today.  Coach Hudspeth did tell us that the team is practicing hard and ready to make our fans proud next Saturday in the New Orleans Bowl.

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