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Youth football player in Eastland, Texas goes viral after giving teammates an inspirational speech

‘Let’s show them what we got!’ Pint-sized football player gives a VERY inspirational speech to his Mavericks teammates leading them to victory

  • Lane Bridges, 10, gave one of the best speeches you’ll hear this week
  • He delivered it to his teammates on the Mavericks in Eastland, Texas last year
  • The bench player claimed his teammates were ‘determinated to the game’
  • His Mavericks won the game and the video received a thumbs up from a star QB 

 If you’re looking for a little bit of motivation on Wednesday, look no further than this youth league football player.

Lane Bridges, a 10-year-old player for the Mavericks in Eastland, Texas, gave an inspiring speech before a game against his team’s opponent last year.

‘I see all these little guys, I see all these big guys,’ Bridges started, seemingly talking about the rivals on the field. ‘If you do that, you’re determinated to the game. Be you but also have passion, be determined, be this team, be a Maverick!’

‘When we get on that field, let’s show [the opponent] how to be a Maverick,’ Bridges continued. ‘Let’s show that we can beat them on their home field, on our home field. We can beat them anywhere. We can go to New England, for goodness sake, play in the snow and still beat them. What do we got?’

His teammates and the parents watching couldn’t help but whoop and holler after his speech. 

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Lane Bridges, 10, fired up his Mavericks teammates prior to a football game last year

His 'determinated' delivery did the trick, as the Mavericks from Eastland, Texas won the game 6-0 against their opponent

His ‘determinated’ delivery did the trick, as the Mavericks from Eastland, Texas won the game 6-0 against their opponent

Bridges would appear on a number of morning talk shows to give more inspirational speeches

Bridges would appear on a number of morning talk shows to give more inspirational speeches

According to the HuffPost, Bridges wasn’t even a starter for his team entering the game. But being a backup didn’t seem to hamper his ability to give one powerful pep talk.

The New York Post reports the speech was enough to propel the Mavericks to a 6-0 victory.

‘You’ll see Lane in his uniform cheering the loudest,’ Courtney Bridges, Lane’s mother, told TODAY Parents.

‘When the kids come off the field he gives them a big pat on the back and tells them they did a great job.’

‘In this era, it’s hard to find players that want to stand out and lead their team,’ said said Chase Richardson, an Austin, Texas high school football coach who shared the video. ‘To see this young man at an early age, standing up and leading his team impressed me.’ 

One of the highlights of the speech features Bridges claiming his youth football league could win in the snow in New England, a nod to one of the toughest game situations in pro football, a winter road game against the Patriots in Massachusetts.

The New England Patriots have six Super Bowl trophies, but the Mavericks might be ready to give them a serious run for their money.

That being said, former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did like a video of the speech on Instagram. 

Seeing as Lane Bridges is still several years away from being in high school, his pep talk abilities are destined to soar from here. 

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