ESPN's Fan of the Year Completely Nails End Zone Dance


In 2013, ESPN named Canaan Sandy the Fan of the Year for his dedication to cheering on the Arkansas Razorbacks. Sandy, who has Down syndrome, travels more than four hours each way to watch his favorite team play.

This April, the superfan attended a spring football game, where the team included him in a play that resulted in a touchdown. The superfan celebrated with some awesome moves (caught on tape below). You can feel the joy from here.


h/t SBNation

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