Medical student wins $100,000 for tuition in Dr. Pepper football throw contest
Sometimes the unconventional methods work best.
Nathan Garcia won $100,000 toward his medical school tuition in the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway during halftime of Saturday’s SEC Championship Game, and he utilized an unorthodox chest-pass to win the competition.
— SEC Sports (@SEC) December 5, 2015
Not only did Garcia win $100,000, but he also earned some props on social media. Some Twitter users joked that Garcia should get a crack at starting at quarterback in place of Florida’s Treon Harris, who has not done much of anything against a stout Alabama defense.
Nathan Garcia should start the second half for Florida. #DrPepper
— Jeremy Pond (@JeremyPond) December 5, 2015
Nathan may be the best QB in the building today.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 5, 2015
I shudder to think of how badly Treon would lose the Dr. Pepper Challenge to Nathan
— HOLIDAY APPRECIATOR (@edsbs) December 5, 2015
[Jim McElwain teaches Treon Harris to chest pass at halftime]
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) December 5, 2015
Harris had a rough first half against Alabama and threw an interception in the third quarter. He had completed 6-of-12 passes for 84 yards, and his Gators trailed 12-7 at halftime. Florida’s lone touchdown came via an 85-yard punt return by freshman receiver Antonio Callaway.