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Ravens Player Surprises Perry Hall Middle Student

Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence visited seventh-grader Alex Palmateer.

Being a sports radio reporter has its perks—even if you're only in seventh grade.

Alex Palmateer, a student at , regularly appears on a "Kids on Sports" segment Friday nights on 95.1 SHINE FM. On Wednesday, Baltimore Ravens running back Matt Lawrence, along with radio hosts Jack and Erin, surprised Alex in front of the school's entire seventh grade class.

The visit was captured on video and posted on YouTube.

"Matt heard Alex and wanted to surprise him. It was an awesome day," his mother, Sherrie Palmateer, wrote in an email to Patch.

"I was speechless and just wanted to thank Jack and Erin and Matt for making my son so, so happy. It is the best Christmas present I ever got!" she wrote.

Mike Lurz December 15, 2011 at 03:48 PM
AWESOME!!!
Gomer Pyle December 15, 2011 at 07:38 PM
Great story!
Beares December 15, 2011 at 07:49 PM
Fantastic!!!!!!
Snow December 16, 2011 at 03:57 PM
Alex is very cool on the Jack and Erin Show on Shine FM. It was great to hear and see that he got surprised with such a treat.
charlotte palmateer December 16, 2011 at 09:33 PM
thank you for posting my story! I am so thankful that 95.1 shine fm came down just for me. and I want to thank "mighty" Matt Lawrance and his wife Jen. I would also like to thank Mr.Zink, my principal, for having them come into the school. It meant so much to me! I would, again, like to thank Lucie amrheim for always being there for me, no matter what. and, of course, my dad and mom for the whole thing. thank you all for everything!!!!

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