High schooler takes off his helmet, grabs a guitar and sings national anthem

A passionate performance of the Star-Spangled Banner is one of the few things that truly gets the heart pumping.

Just ask anyone who saw Jackson Dean Nicholson play defensive end as a senior at Arundel High School in Maryland a few years ago.

We’re not referring to his pre-game show; rather, we’re referring to his anthem singing. It impressed the local audience in addition to thousands of online users over the years.

Nicholson reportedly had to make a decision when he learned there was no one else available to sing the national anthem prior to his school’s game. Of course, he could have either allowed the audience to sing the song themselves or permitted the school to play a recording over the speakers.

Nicholson, however, appears to be composed of a different substance. Before the game, the high school student went to the field by himself with just an acoustic guitar and a microphone.

It’s not surprising that the video has gone viral because he then performed the American national anthem in one of the finest performances we’ve ever heard.

The video was first shared in 2018, yet it is still striking and timely today, demonstrating how talented Nicholson is as a singer.

“It was awesome. Most of the folks in those stands were people I knew, and until I pulled out my guitar, they were unaware of what I was doing, he said.

See the breathtaking performance below:

Nicholson may have been dressed as a senior defensive end for his five minutes of fame, but his true passion is music. He has been writing and performing songs since he was a freshman, and just before he went viral, he was finishing up his own record.

He made the right decision by using the stage name Jackson Dean as Jack Nicholson is already a respectable-level actor.

In regards to his football career, Jackson stated in 2018: “This is my final year, then I’m done. By the time January comes around, I’ll have earned all of my credits, so I only need to enroll for this semester. I was given a waiver by my principal, who is very supportive of what I do.

“I’ll take a chance on it.” Jackson, good luck to you!

We want as many people to see Jackson’s performance as we can since we are so impressed.

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