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WATCH: UNLV weight room video goes viral

WATCH: UNLV weight room video goes viral
Posted at 3:44 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-26 21:20:37-04

A video shot in UNLV's weight room is going viral.

The video was posted on Monday morning. As of early Tuesday afternoon, it has been viewed more than 400,000 times on UNLV's football team's Facebook page.

The video features one young man doing squats in the weight room while his teammates enthusiastically cheer him on.

The video has also been shared by ESPN, Bleacher Report and House of Highlights on Instagram, which has resulted in more than 1 million views.


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According to ESPN, the football player in the video is 5-foot-9, 165-pound sophomore running back Lexington Thomas.

The first Rebel football game for the 2016 season will take place on Sept 1. They will play Jackson State.