The finance major student tells MySA he and his friends originally traveled to the game to just tailgate with a group called the Latino Aggies. During halftime, he tested his luck by using the VIP tailgate pass he snagged from the floor to get into the stadium.
The security guard let him in with ease after Sunderland waived his VIP pass at him. Sunderland says the guard "didn't even check or scan it." Once he made it into the game, Sunderland stepped up his sneaky skills and managed to find first-row seats.
Sunderland says he scored awesome seats after he pretended to be a kicker recruit out of Mexico. He used his knowledge of once being recruited for a kicker position by UTSA during his time at Antonian College Preparatory High School. Sunderland says he technically didn't lie because he was once a kicker on a football team, and his family is from Mexico.
Things almost took a dicey turn when a member of the A&M football staff asked about his recruitment. However, fast-thinking Sunderland quickly faked how he didn't know English, speaking Spanish back to the staff member.
"I speak fluent Spanish, so anytime someone came up to me I just acted like I didn't know English," Sunderland says. "I talked like that for a long time."
After A&M defeated No. 1 Alabama 41-38 thanks to a game-winning field goal, Sunderland even joined the fans that stormed on the field to celebrate. That's when Sunderland says he used his recruit act to head into the A&M locker room by asking the backup kicker for A&M for a tour.
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Sunderland headed to the locker room, met Fisher, the players, and Seth Small – the game time hero who landed the field goal. In the end, he confessed to the backup kicker how he wasn't actually a recruit and used a tailgate VIP pass to enter the game.
"I felt bad so I had to tell them," he says. "They were cool about it and laughed. It was just a cool experience I'll never forget for sure."
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Source : https://www.chron.com/sports/college/article/UTSA-student-a-m-alabama-game-tiktok-16532277.php2029