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UVA Football Players Pay Special Visit to Fan at Rosewood Village

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One senior from Charlottesville got the surprise of her life Wednesday. Mary Main is a die-hard University of Virginia fan and some Cavalier celebrities stopped by to pay her a special visit.

Mary always had season tickets for UVA football games - but she's not able to make the trip to the stands at this point. So the team came to her Wednesday. A trio of UVA football players stopped by Rosewood Village assisted living facility for a surprise visit to see their number one in the stands.

"I didn't know for sure. I know Diego, the guy who decorates my room, had been fooling in here all morning but I didn't know what was going to happen," said Mary. 

These days, the 88-year-old can't make it to Scott Stadium to cheer on the team. But her room is decked out in UVA gear - some of which the players don't even have, and she certainly rallies the entire building on game day.

"She's got her clothes on. She's always in my office, 'Dianne, here you can wear this to the game,'I have her scarf sometimes," said Dianne Johnson, Rosewood Village executive director.

That's why orange and blue took center stage at a social at Rosewood. Pablao Alvarez, Brent Urban, and Morgan Moses talked about themselves a bit and told the group of seniors what a typical day is like for them - in the classroom and on the field.

"It's obviously a blessing to come here and get to spend time with somebody who truly loves the football aspect of the University of Virginia," said Moses.

The players even presented Mary with a signed poster from the entire team, and plenty of hugs.

"You're so thoughtful, good and - thankful that I have friends like you," said Mary. 

The players were a morale boost to Mary and the others at Rosewood Wednesday.  Hopefully Mary can be a morale boost for the team on Saturday.

Those at Rosewood are trying to get Mary to the game at Scott stadium this weekend.

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