Cole Tracy is kicking himself into LSU lore but there’s still some people unfamiliar with the rising star.
Despite his game-winning kick to defeat Auburn, the Division II graduate transfer out of Assumption College can walk around campus in virtual anonymity.
No one is stopping him for photos or asking for autographs. Tracy roams around without any inquiries.
This is what prompted a funny video from SEC Network in which Tracy approaches fans pretending to not be himself.
Needless to say, hilarity definitely ensued.
It goes exactly how you’d expect. pic.twitter.com/CaYlMtUwYH
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 23, 2018
Here’s some of the dialogue, transcribed by Saturday Down South:
- “If I was standing 12 inches away from you, would you know I was Cole Tracy?,” Tracy said. “Ummm … no,” said one student he interviewed.
- “Does that name ring a bell?”: “No.”
- “I’d love to meet him just to get to know him.” “Yeah, well, Cole Tracy, nice to meet you,” Tracy said.
Tracy led Division II in field goals (27) and field goal percentage (93.1).
Tracy began the season by making four field goals in the win vs. Miami, including a school record-tying 54-yarder.
The epic kick vs. Auburn is a memory Tracy will cherish forever.
COLE TRACY IS GOOD!
LSU STUNS AUBURN! pic.twitter.com/JD67ZJIDJF
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 15, 2018
“I’m never going to forget that,” Tracy said to The Advocate. “It was a big moment. It’s been fun to watch how many people are reacting to and are connected to that win at Auburn. It’s unbelievable.”
Tracy is 9-of-10 on field goals this season.
Tracy even inspired LSU fans to recently donate over $14,000 to Assumption College to help the Massachusetts school get a video board, according to The Advocate.
The Division II school is now getting a surreal level of publicity thanks to Tracy, who won’t have the luxury of being unknown much longer if he keeps up at this pace.
“The media has been calling everyone over there,” Tracy said to The Advocate. “It’s crazy. The punter at Assumption texted me. He said somebody in the media wanted to talk to him. He was like, ‘I don’t know what’s going on.'”