April 21 (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 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.