It's been reported elsewhere but it's worth repeating and actually worth you going to the Twitter feeds of Mason Rudolph (@Mason2Rudolph), James Washington (@james_james28) and Austin Hays (@AustinHays5) to check out for yourself.
Those three Oklahoma State football players used their Friday night a week ago to attend the Tim Tebow Foundation inspired "A Night to Shine" at Putnam City Baptist Church. The event is a prom night for students with special needs and allows them to enjoy the experience of prom like so many high school students do in a situation designed to maximize the experience and make it special and memorable for them.
Friday nights are a great night on a college campus especially for three standout football players like the quarterback and two of his favorite receivers. Not to mention that after the 6 a.m. stadium steps runs some players just like to relax, put their legs up and recover on Friday nights.
Either way, for Rudolph, Washington and Hays to head to the Oklahoma City area and give of themselves says a lot about them as people, the way they were raised to appreciate and work to make other people feel special, and how big their hearts are.
I have said that one of the major changes for the better in the Cowboy football program is how Mike Gundy and his staff work hard to evaluate recruiting prospects not only for talent but for character. Gundy says he and the coaches are looking for players that will fit into the Cowboys football program and embrace what it stands for. When you have that, typically you have players that stay the course through adversity and you have players that represent the University well whether it is in the fourth quarter of a tight game, in class on a test day, or in public at an event like "A Night to Shine."
"Honored to have experienced @Tim Tebow Foundation prom night. #Night to Shine #Go Pokes," Rudolph wrote on his Twitter account.
"Truly a night to remember. Thanking God for his blessings each and everyday. #A Night to Shine," James Washington posted on his Twitter.
The pictures are worth the trip on Twitter and I'm pretty sure all three of those guys wouldn't mind if you followed them on Twitter. You might find there are more good deeds in the works with these three.