George Bush consoles Alabama kicker Cade Foster: You will be stronger

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) consoles kicker Cade Foster (43) after he missed a field goal against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (10) consoles kicker Cade Foster (43) after he missed a field goal against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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Cade Foster, the University of Alabama kicker who struggled in the team’s shocking loss to Auburn last week, says he got some high-profiled support, in addition to backing from teammates: A letter of encouragement from President George W. Bush.

“Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know!” reads a letter from Mr. Bush Mr. Foster posted online. “However, you will be stronger with time. I wish you all the best-Sincerely-Another 43.”

Mr. Foster missed two field goals and had another blocked in a heartbreaking loss to Alabama’s intrastate rival last month. He had been facing harassment from fans to the point that his teammates took to Twitter to defend him.

“Framing this,” Mr. Foster wrote of the letter from the former president.

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