In preparation for Temple’s football game against East Carolina, the teams’ football manager, Scott Hayward, also known as Macho Scotty Smalls, uploaded a parody video of former NFL punter and now ESPN broadcaster Pat McAfee on Twitter. McAfee was broadcasting the game with another former NFL player, Matt Hasselbeck, who played in the league for 18 years as a quarterback.
Hayward was hoping that McAfee would see the video and give him a shoutout. In the video, Macho Scotty Smalls did an impression of McAfee and then challenged the former NFL punter to a punt-off. McAfee saw the video, however, because of an injury, he was unable to punt. Instead, he told Scott, who had never punted competitively before, that if he could punt a ball more than 30 yards he would donate $10,000 to a charity of Scotts’ choice.
During halftime of the game on October 3 , McAfee and Scott met on the field for the punt. Scott said, “30 yards – I thought I could do it, the only problem was that day was my first attempt, it was cold and I hadn’t warmed up”. Despite that, Macho Scotty Smalls came up big with a 34-yard punt, completing the challenge McAfee had given him. McAfee fulfilled his promise and donated $10,000 to the charity of Scott’s choice, the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.
When Temple Head Coach Rod Carey heard about the donation McAfee made, he offered to donate another $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Camden. In an interview, Carey said, “What an unbelievable thing, turning it into something for charity.” What started as a comical video to poke fun at McAfee in hopes of a shoutout, turned into a massive $20,000 donation. Alongside the $20,000 donated, Temple defeated East Carolina 27-17. All in all, it was a great day for the Owls.