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Arkansas Tech honored fallen teammate by playing 10 defensive guys, feel good moment ensues


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Back in July, tragedy struck Arkansas Tech (D-II) when they lost defensive lineman Zemaric Holt in a drowning accident.

To honor him, the decided to take the field with just 10 players against Southern Nazarene (D-II - OK) in their season opener yesterday. What unfolded on that play is something straight out of a movie script.

Southern Nazarene tries a trick play just eight seconds into the game, and things went south in a hurry. The ball ends up being fumbled and making its way to the end zone, and an Arkansas Tech player (Nick Akins) recovered the ball in the end zone.

Arkansas Tech went on to win the game 62-14, and it all started with a special tribute to a fallen teammate.

(H/T Deadspin)