FSU Ball boy Red Lightning Steals The Spotlight

FSU Ball boy Red Lightning Steals The Spotlight

Florida State University’s big win over Auburn for the BCS Football Championship was a nail biting game. Broadcast to millions of people via ESPN and with nearly 100,000 fans in the stands it was a platform for the players to really standout. Standout they did, but one unlikely member of the FSU football team seems to be getting most of the attention; the ball boy.

The ball boy, Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat, now known as red lightening, was seen multiple times running up and down the field retrieving balls and taking part in the success of his team. The fire-haired ball boy can be seen running up and down the field, interacting with players, and having utter passion for the game he loves.

Grizzle-Malgrat played football in high school, but did not have the size to compete at the collegiate level. Upon entering FSU he contacted the head coach to get involved. During the week he serves as an equipment manager, and on game days he runs down the sidelines as a ball boy.

Grizzle-Malgrat’s new found fame is being used in a productive way, too. Red Lightning is now working to promote the Kidz1stfund, an organization that promotes research for Fanconi Anemia, a rare blood disorder that effects the son of FSU’s head coach.

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Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat: Everything You Need to Know About FSU’s ‘Red Lightning’
Frankie Grizzle-Malgrat: Everything You Need to Know About FSU's 'Red Lightning'