This Texas HS Player's Post-Game TV Interview Will Make You Want To Climb Mountains

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A Texas high school football player gave one of the most inspiring interviews ever after his team came from behind to win a Friday night game.

When TWC Austin's Lauren Mickler approached running back Apollos Hester for a post-game interview, she likely had no idea she'd be part of a video destined to go viral.

“What were you guys able to do to come back and win this thing?” Mickler asked. What happened next was pure gold.

“Well, at first we started slow, we started real slow, and you know, that's all right, that's OK, because sometimes in life, you're going to start slow,” Hester said. “That's OK. We told ourselves, 'Hey, we're going to start slow, we're going to keep going fast. We're going to start slow, but we're always, always going to finish fast. No matter what the score was, we're going to finish hard, we're going to finish fast. Yeah, they had us the first half, I'm not going to lie, they had us,” he added.

“We weren't defeated, but they had us. But it took guts, it took an attitude. That's all it takes. That's all it takes to be successful is an attitude. And that's what our coach told us. He said, 'Hey, it's going to be tough. It's going to be tough. It's going to be hard. You're going to go out there, you're going to battle, you're going to fight, you're going to do it for one another. Do it for each other, you're going to do it for yourself, you're going to do it for us, and you're going to go out with this win.' And we believed that, we truly did. And it's an awesome feeling.”

And it gets so much better.

So far, the video has been viewed more than 3 million times on YouTube since Sunday. We're not sure if Hester has a future in college football, but he has the makings of a top-tier public speaker.

Check it out for yourself and see if you don't want to leap tall buildings and run through walls.


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