EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLocal Students To Take Part In Regional Punt, Pass and Kick Competition
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Reported by: Brandon Stover
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 5, 2013 9:44 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 5, 2013 10:48 PM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
An NFL team will share its football field with a few lucky students from Kanawha County this weekend.
Ryker Evans, a second grade student at Ruthlawn Elementary, will make a trip of a lifetime on Sunday.
"A lot of people," Evans said, when asked what he expects on the trip.
Evans and Kierstyn Fore, a third grader at Ruthlawn, will visit Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon to compete in the regional punt, pass and kick competition.
They will step on to the field at half-time of the Steelers and Dolphins game to showcase their skills after winning the regionals in Charleston.
It's a pretty rare treat, and there are more local students going, too.
"I have three at my other school, Montrose Elementary, and those three are Maggie Britt, Jadyn Anderson and Natalie Smith," P.E. teacher Greg Garber said.
Although both Evans and Fore admit there will be nervous when they run out on to Heinz Field, they have a strategy planned.
“Just gonna be like nobody's here," Fore said.
Nerves or no nerves, the venue will be unforgettable.
"65,000 fans and walking out on Heinz Field and seeing their picture on the Jumbotron and all of that, so it's just a really, it's a great opportunity for them," Garber said.
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