A Maryland high school football player gave a stirring rendition of the national anthem that has since gone viral.
Jackson Dean, a high school football player from Gambrills, Maryland performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” with just a guitar last weekend, impressing the crowd with his country version of the song.
The video of the Arundel High School defensive end ended in a spectacular finish with his teammates running through a spirit banner waving a giant American flag.
The video has been racking up thousands of views on social media which the high school senior thinks is “very awesome.”
Thank you everyone sending clips from the radio. Pretty amazing! Looks like my rendition of the National Anthem has made it to Texas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Hawaii,… https://t.co/tptKnIw4Cy
— JacksonDean (@TheJacksonDean) October 23, 2018
Dean performed his rendition of the song again in an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Saturday.
This high school football player took the internet by storm with his rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. And this morning – he performed our national anthem LIVE on FOX & Friends! pic.twitter.com/pk1dSDFlsZ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 27, 2018
“I’m an American, and I’m proud of my country,” he said, adding that he plans to hit the road and perform after graduation.
“We’ve got some things in the pocket that have been working that I can’t really talk about,” he teased.
Turns out, the song was not a one-shot by the young student, as he revealed that an album has been in the works.
“I’ve been flying back and forth to Nashville for a few years and putting a record together which will be coming out in December, and we put a single out on the radio that’s doing really well,” Dean told WJZ-TV.
“Learned to work at a very young age, so that has a lot to do with my music, I like to shed light on blue collar people that are my kind of people,” he added.
“He’s what we want our student-athletes to be like as far as behavior and character and all those good things,” his head football coach, Jack Walsh said.
Dean, who has spent the last several years playing guitar and writing songs, will be graduating early in January to pursue his musical dreams.
His patriotic performance continues to be praised by social media users.
Absolutely loved it! This young man will go far. Best of both worlds…American Pride w/ a Country soul. I bet he’s a believer! ? Well done young man. @TheLeeGreenwood watch out. Lol
— kandihenry (@kandihenry4) October 27, 2018
That was amazing!!!
— Terri Provost (@TerriProvost) October 27, 2018
That is SO SO good – he should open up for a Trump Rally – excellent voice!!! Incredible! ?? God Bless America
— I’m An American Nationalist (@susanhclark) October 27, 2018
All I can say is, “WOW..”
— ??MistyG?? (@MisSparkleQueen) October 27, 2018
Beautifully done, great rendition, moving and patriotic. Love this kid!
You’ll go far son. God bless.
— Laura K??? (@LauraKi8833) October 27, 2018
Inspiring to see a young man who heart is moved by love of country. #Patriot
— Getbacktologic (@getbacktologic) October 27, 2018
A country rendition of the national anthem by a football player. Maryland’s stock just went up in my book. Nicely done, Jackson Dean Nicholson. LISTEN: https://t.co/gthwtKyzgo
— Morgan Chesky (@BreakingChesky) October 24, 2018
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