When Josh Huff took back a kickoff 107 yards to start the game yesterday, Eagles fans everywhere where thrilled. And Kyle Roche from Burlington, NJ would be even more thrilled about 30 seconds later.
Roche had entered the Quality Plus Ford stores Opening Kick Off contest, but was not aware he was chosen as the potential winner. “I sat down with my brothers and my family and everybody and he ran the kick back and it was an awesome moment,” Roche said according to WIP. “I didn’t even know I won the truck at first.” The contest print says:
“The entrant’s whose entry is randomly selected will be the Official Finalist for that game date. Official finalist’s name will be announced on-air during the professional Philadelphia football team radio broadcast prior to either the opening kickoff or the second half kickoff, whichever the Philadelphia football team will be receiving. Any selected Official Finalist who does not meet the eligibility requirements will be disqualified. An alternate finalist will then be randomly selected and notified per the procedures outlined above, time permitting. Odds of being selection an Official Finalist are dependent upon the total number of entries received for a given game date.
Grand Prize is one (1) 2014 Ford F-150 with a maximum retail value not to exceed $26,000.”
Roche said he had no idea he was the randomly selected finalist until his phone started getting tons of congratulatory calls and texts, and said he’d give Huff a “ride in that truck any day.” That’s a nice thought, but just bragging about how you got the truck is pretty great too. “Won this truck because of a Josh Huff kick return” is some “Price is Right” level stuff.