ANNAPOLIS, Md. — One phrase turned Luke Schreiber right into a meme stretching throughout the Jacksonville Jaguars fan base: “Yeah.” Properly, extra like “yeaaaahhhhhh.”
Schreiber, 18, is from Fleming Island. He went to high school in Clay County, attending Fleming Island Excessive Faculty the place he performed lacrosse. Now, he attends the U.S. Naval Academy.
However Sunday, he went viral for going full Duval.
FOX NFL Sunday filmed dwell from america Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, when host Curt Menefee introduced, “We even have a Jaguars fan right here.” He gestured to Schreiber, who informed the hosts he was from the realm.
He grinned extensive in his gown blues, holding an indication, “JAGS JOSH ALLEN > BILLS JOSH ALLEN,” in reference to the weird matchup, pitting two gamers with the identical identify in opposition to each other.
That is when issues acquired meme-able.
When Menefee requested Schreiber why the Jags acquired a win, Schreiber could not include his pleasure.
He started, “As a result of we have got Trevor Lawrence and we have got an excellent protection,” earlier than taking a breath and letting out a dedicated “yeaaaahhhhhh.”
The group cheered, the hosts misplaced it, Michael Strahan was seen laughing laborious within the nook. And Duval gained a brand new hero.
A video of Schreiber’s 15 seconds of fame was posted on Twitter by Jacksonville Seaside-based advertising and marketing strategist Alban Brooke at 8 p.m. Sunday evening. He captioned it, “New Jaguars meme,” with the crying laughing emoji. By Monday morning, the video had been preferred and shared greater than a thousand instances.
“I used to be celebrating the Jags win once I noticed this on TV,” Brooke informed the Instances-Union. [It] was so humorous, my spouse and I needed to rewind and movie it.”
A member of the Jaguars PR staff tweeted they had been monitoring Schreiber down to indicate him some love. On Twitter, followers referred to as Schreiber a “legend,” made Gifs of him and supercut movies of his “yeaaaahhhhhh” into music movies, like Usher’s “Yeah!”
Even Schreiber’s previous athletics division joined in on the enjoyable. The Clay County Colleges Athletics Division quote tweeted the video, mentioning that Schreiber was a former native athlete of the week.
The Instances-Union reached out to Schreiber for remark, however he is in all probability nonetheless operating round saying “yeaaaahhhhhh” on this advantageous #VictoryMonday. This story will likely be up to date if he will get again to us.
Within the meantime, he posted on his Twitter account, which has a modest — however now climbing — following this morning and solely had one factor to say: “I get up and now I am a meme.”
Emily Bloch is an schooling reporter for The Florida Instances-Union. Observe her on Twitter or electronic mail her. Join her publication.
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