The most noteworthy block from Saturday's Texas A&M-SMU game may have come on the sidelines.
As SMU wide receiver De’rikk Thompson came barreling toward Reveille VIII, the A&M mascot and unofficial "Queen of Aggie Land," sophomore cadet Ryan Kreider jumped to the 8-year-old collie's defense and shielded her from danger. Here's a video of Kreider's heroics:
The Aggies went on to win 58-6, so Kreider's block provided a memorable moment from an otherwise forgettable game. Shortly after saving Reveille VIII, Kreider was interviewed on the sidelines:
On Monday the man in charge of all of Texas A&M's cadets, Brig. Gen. Joe E. Ramirez Jr., announced that he would be paying for Kreider's senior boots, which cadets don for the first time at the Final Review at the end of their junior year. The boots cost around $1,600.
Reveille VIII, who will be retiring at the end of the spring semester, is a campus celebrity. Krieder has said students often stop him on campus to meet and take pictures with Reveille, making Kreider's walk to class sometimes as long as 45 minutes.