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HS football player’s moving rendition of national anthem goes viral: ‘I’m proud of my country’

A high school football player's rendition of the national anthem is going viral and giving people chills across the U.S. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

Jackson Dean, a high school football player from Gambrills, Maryland, went viral last week for his moving performance of the national anthem prior to a recent game.

What are the details?

In the now-viral video, Dean, a defensive end, performed a country version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with just his voice and his guitar.

The rendition ended with his teammates — one of them running while flying the American flag — bursting through a handmade spirit banner, preparing to kick off the game.

You can watch the Dean's original performance in the video below.

At the time of this writing, the video has received more than 99,000 views.

What else?

Dean appeared on Saturday's "Fox & Friends," where he performed his rendition of the song once more.

He told "Fox & Friends" that the amount of attention he and his video has received is "very awesome."

"I'm an American, and I'm proud of my country," he modestly said.

Dean noted that when he graduates from Arundel High School, he plans on hitting the road to perform.

"We've got some things in the pocket that have been working that I can't really talk about," he cryptically said.

One last thing…
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