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Student causes laughs by running off baseball field dressed as Forrest Gump

Student athlete Ren Reynolds got some laughs after he impersonated a scene from Forrest Gump during a Halloween baseball game in Texas.

(TJC Apache Athletics)
(TJC Apache Athletics)

By Emily Chudy, PA

A student athlete paid homage to Forrest Gump by running straight off the field during a baseball match in Texas on Wednesday.

The surprise costume imitated a scene in Forrest Gump, in which the titular character is playing a game of American football, runs over the line to score a touchdown, then runs straight out of the stadium.

Posting a video of the moment on Twitter, TJC (Tyler Junior College) Apache Athletics said: “Highlight of the baseball Halloween game! Run Forrest Run!”

The video, which sees the player’s teammates laugh and shout “run Forrest run”, now has over two million views after being posted on Wednesday.

Kelsi Weeks, assistant athletic director at Tyler Junior College, said: “The person in costume is student-athlete, Ren Reynolds from Kilgore, Texas.

“The run was not planned and was a surprise. Costumes are a surprise as well.”

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