How did a player whose only job is to kickoff inspire an entire football team before a pivotal top 10 showdown? LSU Tiger placekicker James Hairston (pictured left) gave his team a speech on Friday night that left his team in tears. It also created intensity, kinship, and above all, inspiration.

It was a players only meeting when the sophomore from Dallas stood up and gave an impassioned speech about losing his Mother as a young teenager, turning to football, and looking at his Tiger teammates as family.

Yahoo! sports expert Eric Adelson has more on Hairston, the LSU victory, and the heart of the Tigers. Click here to check it out.