Ellen Surprises A Deserving Football Team As Part Of Her One Million Acts Of Good

"I want to see you dance."

Ellen DeGeneres is on a mission to inspire One Million Acts of Good, and so far, she's doing quite well. 

"I'm going to show you a video that made me so happy," DeGeneres says during a recent episode of The Ellen Show. In the video, college football coach Alonzo Carter dances in front of his San Jose State University football team, showing off the moves that once landed him a role as a backup dancer for MC Hammer

Because of the video, DeGeneres decided to send a camera crew to San Jose State University, surprising the team with a video call in front of her audience. Naturally, the entire team freaks out when they realize what's happening. 

DeGeneres then asks Carter what made him want to become a football coach. He replies:

"Because I want to change lives. I wanted to go back to my community and give back, and let college football give [them] an opportunity to get an education."

Then, DeGeneres talks to one of the players, who explains that Coach Carter treats his team like family.

"From day one ... he took us under his wing. He treated us like we were his sons. I really appreciate that ... all my family is in [Los Angeles], so it was like having a home away from home."

Finally, Carter talks about Beyond Football, his program that services the community and its youth, giving back and changing lives. 

And with that, DeGeneres passes along an act of kindness, presenting them with a check for $25,000. 

"I want to see you dance," she says. Check it all out below:


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