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Video of dog retrieving football tees for Boise State goes viral

College football is officially back in action, and people have already garnered up a lot of feelings about the season. But this season’s biggest star isn’t any player, coach or assistant — it’s a dog.

The Boise State Broncos use a dog to retrieve the tee after kickoffs and it is easily the most beloved member of the team. While this isn’t exactly new, a video of one of the dogs went viral on Twitter this weekend, renewing the public’s awareness and love for the hardworking pups.

In the video, the dog can be seen patiently awaiting the opportunity to retrieve the tee while the football players do their thing, before sprinting out onto the field to grab the tee (and hopefully get a treat.)

The video was posted Friday by Twitter user @jjbadluck. By Sunday, it had amassed more than 143,000 retweets and 325,000-plus “likes.”

The dog, according to the Idaho Statesman, is a black Labrador Retriever named Cowboy Kohl who is 7-years-old. He has been working for the Broncos for two years and went viral last year after being featured on ESPN for his on-field performance.

According to the newspaper, Kohl doesn’t stick to only football at Boise State: He also shoots free throws at basketball games and has retrieved baseball bats for three years. He even signs autographs for his fans.


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