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Alec Watson receives personal call from former BYU quarterback John Beck

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Santa Ynez High School football team manager Alec Watson cannot play sports because he was born with a congenital heart defect called, Tetralogy of Fallot. During week 4 of the 2017 football season, he padded up for the first time in his life to run the first play of the game. It was a team effort by both Santa Ynez and Santa Maria to create that special moment for him.

His passion for football began in 2006 when Brigham Young University football was on its final play against the University of Utah. Time had expired, and quarterback John Beck scrambled frantically before finding a wide open pass to Jonny Harline to win the game.

After Alec's story aired on KSBY, former BYU quarterback John Beck personally reached out to Alec and left a voicemail to congratulate him.

"Hello, my name is John Beck. A friend of mine sent me a video of a player on the football team there, team manager Alec Watson. They let him run the first play in one of your games. They sent me a video that your news station did, when he was little, a play that I had when I played football at BYU where I threw a touchdown at the last second, was the play that was kind of big for him. Anyway, I thought I would call and congratulate him on his play in the game. I watched the video and felt like I wanted to let him know that I saw it and I was proud of him... It was actually the player, my teammate that caught the touchdown, somebody had sent it to him, and he sent it to me. I would love to congratulate the young man and chat with him a little bit."

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