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Famous FSU Ballboy Red Lightning Making the Jump to NFL

by: Penn Collins On  Monday, July 27, 2015

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We don’t report much news on ballboy transactions in the NFL, but that’s only because few ballboys stand out the way Florida State’s Red Lightning did.

The ginger-haired presence on the FSU sidelines was the subject of memes and discussion for the past two years. Now, it looks like he’s been able to parlay that media coverage into bigger and better things.

Effective this season, Red Lightning, also known by his civilian name of Frank Grizzle, is going to be working in the NFL for the Atlanta Flacons.

Congrats to Mr. Grizzle on his big move. It sure would be a wasted opportunity if the team wasn’t able to parlay his presence into some sort of marketing effort. I mean, it’s not often you get a notable ballboy coming your way. I’m sure they’ll give him a great title, and cordially ask him to keep all balls inflated within the NFL’s acceptable range.

Hat Tip – [Sporting News]