Will Smith at the 2008 LHHS playoff pep rally

Over the weekend, Will Smith visited a London girls’ school and led the excited students in a sing-a-long of the theme song from his TV show, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The girls knew every word.

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The video, going viral around the world, reminded me of the November day in 2008 when Will Smith and Tony Romo surprised our kids at a Lake Highlands High School pep rally. As the school prepared for football and volleyball playoffs, then-principal Walter Kelly got a call from Will Smith’s reps, who said he was in town to promote his new movie, Seven Pounds. He wanted to have a “good will trip,” but he wanted no press, just a fun interaction with the kids. His friendship with Cowboys quarterback Romo made it a package deal.

You can view my blog post from back then here.

Wildcat quarterback Ricky Zorn with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

Tony Romo at the LHHS playoff pep rally