First Grader Earns Entire School a Super Bowl Day Off with Epic Free Throw

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 8, 2013

Blake Harper went from mere first grader to superhero the second he hit a free throw that earned his school a day off.

Bob's Blitz spotted a video capturing what has to be the best day of Harper's life. 

According to the report, Mater Dei School let students try to earn the Monday after the Super Bowl off in a shootout for the prize.

An eighth grader and seventh grader previously missed three-pointers, leaving the final shot to the little man with the weight of a school's hopes on his shoulders.

Before we continue, consider the stress hitting this poor little first grader. Nobody was going to remember the previous shots missed, just the brick Harper might have tossed up.

It's the kicker rule. Nobody remembers the mistakes an NFL team made through most of the game—just the one field goal missed at the end of it.

This could have easily been the worst possible moment in the life of this heroic young man.

Instead, he dropped that free throw with the cool of the Black Mamba on the charity stripe.

Then bedlam.

Can you imagine how much dap and how many fist bumps this guy got the rest of the day? It's one thing to sit at the cool kids' table at lunch, but quite another when you earn fellow students a day away from the hell that is grade school.

Blake Harper, they may just build a statue in your honor.


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