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During Sunday’s XFL game between the St. Louis BattleHawks and Houston Roughnecks, De’Mornay Pierson-El was able to grant his grandfather a special wish, scoring a touchdown to honor his recently passed grandmother.

Here’s a look at the play, which features a ton of extra effort from Pierson-El after the catch.

Following the touchdown, FS1 interviewed Pierson-El, who opened up about his grandfather’s wish.

The players competing in the XFL have been getting extremely personal with fans through these interviews, and this one was special.

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