abc-7 AT 4: NMSU student Matt Zajac

POSTED: 06:00 PM MDT Oct 06, 2013    UPDATED: 05:58 PM MDT Oct 07, 2013 

MATT ZAJAC MISSED OUT ON THE TWO-THOUSAND DOLLAR CASH PRIZE OFFERED AT AN N-M-S-U GAME.
ZAJAC WASN'T THERE BECAUSE HE WAS TAKING CARE OF HIS GRANDMOTHER.
THE PRIZE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL THE UNIVERSITY IS GIVING STUDENTS WHO STAY THROUGHOTU AN ENTIRE FOOTBALL GAME.
ALL 18-THOUSAND STUDENTS ARE ENTERED INTO THE TWO-THOUSAND DOLALR DRAWING... AND THEY MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
BUT ZAJAC TELLS US HE COULDN'T BE THERE.
SO FANS FROM RIVAL U-N-M CAME TOGETHER TO DONATE MORE THAN TWO-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO ZAJAC AFTER HEARING HIS STORY.
MATTHEW ZAJAC IS A SOPHMORE AT NMSU.
THE FORMER SOLDIER LOST BOTH OF HIS LEGS IN AN I-E-D EXPLOSION IN IRAQ.//