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George Bush Sends Handwritten Letter of Support to Cade Foster

One athlete reaching out to another, but this just happens to famous for other things.

George Bush Sends Handwritten Letter of Support to Cade Foster

By: Larry Burton


Call it a nurturing sentiment from one 43 to another, or call just call it great sportsmanship from one former athlete to another. But president George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United State of America send a heartfelt, handwritten letter to another 43, Alabama kicker Cade Foster, to bolster his spirits after missing several field goals that would have won the game.

Many may not know that Bush has a history as an athlete himself. In college, he was a pretty good baseball player and Bush has remarked more than once that the lessons he learned in sports helped him later in life and even as President. All baseball players know the heartache of making an out at the wrong time, of making an error that may cost the team a win and more.

But Bush also learned that teammates hold each other up during those times and that no man wins important battles alone. He learned how to work with others and achieve common goals and most importantly, to keep your chin up in tough times.

These are things he wanted to convey to Cade Foster in his surprise letter to him.

It’s not just a wonderful note from a President of the United State, but a heartfelt lesson of life from one athlete to another.

The letter reads, “Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best- Sincerely- another 43 George Bush”.

While some people may have blasted Foster for his misses, thousands upon thousands, including all of his teammates, came to his side after the Auburn game. Now you can include a former President of the United States.

Foster says he’s framing the letter, but the sentiment and encouragement will be in his heart forever.

While few kickers make it into the NFL, Foster has shown the fortitude and grace to go far in life and as it should be, there will be many fans rooting for him in that future endeavor too.

Larry is an award winning writer whose work has appeared in almost every college football venue. Now he primarily writes for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. Follow him on Twitter at

Larry Burton is a member of the Football Writers of America Association (FWAA) and was the most read SEC and Alabama football writer during his time at Bleacher Report. He has been credentialed by all the major bowls and the University of Alabama. Larry provides some of the best insight in the business through his "Larry's Lowdown" segment with TDA.

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