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Watch this viral video of a South Florida native’s epic staredown

Bethune-Cookman quarterback David Israel (2) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.
Bethune-Cookman quarterback David Israel (2) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. AP

After delivering two pivotal field goals that led to Bethune-Cookman’s 28-25 double overtime victory over North Carolina AT&T on Thursday, Wildcats senior kicker Uriel Hernandez is a viral video sensation.

Hernandez, a native of Homestead, Florida, exuded swag and confidence following his 39-yard field goal in the first overtime period that extended the game for Bethune-Cookman.

The clip of his post-kick stare down has been seen more than 32,100 times on the Reddit College Football Twitter account as of Friday afternoon.

The 5-4, 209-pound Hernandez endeared himself to Nebraska fans in late October, too, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Omaha native Jakub Darling told the World-Herald in October “who isn’t drawn to that guy?”

Hernandez has converted 7 of 9 field goals this season with a long of 46 yards. He made his lone attempt, a 28-yarder, against Nebraska. The trip to play the Big Ten school was the furthest trip anyone from his family had made, the Omaha World-Herald reported.

“In front of 90,000 people, what are you gonna do?” Hernandez told the World-Herald. “Are you going to fold under pressure or are you going to make an impression for yourself? It was a big deal. I made my mark.”

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