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Dream comes true for FAU player at Memorial Stadium

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Dream comes true for FAU player at Memorial Stadium

By Kimberly Foley. CREATED Aug 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 30, 2014
LINCOLN, Neb. - For one family in the stands, Saturday's Huskers game wasn't just the first game of the season; it was the game of a lifetime.
 
The Bryant family has been counting down the days until Florida-Atlantic played at Nebraska. 
 
"We knew about this schedule two years ago," said Parnell Bryant.
 
The road to Saturday's game actually started back in the 1950s when a man named Charles Bryant played for the Huskers.
 
His sons, Robbie and Parnell, grew up cheering on Big Red, which is something they passed down to their children.
 
"We are Nebraska fans, but we bleed blue today," said Robbie Bryant. 
 
FAU's Brandin Bryant is Robbie's son.
 
On Saturday, he took the field in his cleats just like his grandfather.
 
While his entire family cheered from the stands.
 
"It's heartwarming to see Brandin on the home field and to play for my grandfather's legacy," said Robin Bryant, Brandin's sister. 
 
Brandin may have been wearing blue, but he finally got to play on the same field his grandfather did decades before.
 
"They know Brandin is from Omaha," said Robbie. "I think they'll be cheering for the Huskers, but inside their hearts, they'll be rooting for Brandin."
 
Family and friends from around the country made the trip to watch history come full circle.
 
"To be able to see any young man's, especially Brandin's, come true, it's a great day for everybody," said extended family member Anthony Westin. "As you can see it's a family event. We're all out here to celebrate and enjoy what it means to Brandin and the entire Bryant family."
 
About 150 family and friends went to the game together.