We all need some heartwarming news, especially Illinois football fans.

This 0-2 start is not what the Illini faithful were hoping for. To give them some reprieve, the team posted a really cool video regarding a walk-on lineman and a big surprise from head coach Lovie Smith.

Just so cool. It’s not only the excitement from Alex Philstrom, but from the rest of his teammates mobbing him. You can tell he is really well-liked and guys are rooting for him.

The 6-foot-6 lineman out of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, is in his junior season. He made his first start against Purdue this past Saturday.

Illinois and Minnesota kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.