Tyrann Mathieu’s NFL bye week came at just the right time, as he was among those in attendance for the much-anticipated LSU-Alabama game at Tiger Stadium on Saturday night.
But the Honey Badger wasn’t just there to see the game. He was there to be honored by the university for his generosity.
According to the announcement made on the field during a break in the game, Mathieu has pledged a $1 million donation to the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation. Here’s a look at the ceremony:
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) November 6, 2016
The 24-year-old Louisiana native was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a consensus All-America player for the Tigers in 2011. He and fellow former Tigers defensive back Patrick Peterson now share the same defensive backfield as members of the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals were one game away from the Super Bowl in 2015.
Mathieu was a third-round selection by Arizona in the 2013 NFL Draft and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2015.