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Prayer for Grandma

Yulee (Fla.) wide receiver shares his special pregame moment that helps calm his nerves

From Michael Jordan's obsession with rocking North Carolina shorts under his Chicago Bulls shorts during games to Serena Williams' need to bounce the tennis ball five times before her first serve, athletes have long been believers that superstitions give them the added edge they need to get in the zone before games.

Each week we take a look at some of the wackiest superstitions athletes and coaches from around the country implement.

This week we caught up with Yulee (Yulee, Fla.) wide receiver Tristyn Bennett.

The Superstition: A Prayer for Grandma

The Breakdown: "I know it's weird, but I definitely throw up a prayer for my grandma before every game. She's older and she's someone that I think about all the time. That's just something that I do that has nothing to do with football. I think that takes my mind off of things. I've just gotta do it before the games."

The Why: "It calms me and makes me feel like God's watching over me. That makes me feel like I can go even harder. I'm ready to go out there and give it my all when I've sent my prayer up for her. I'm just more ready when I do that."

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