Washington star Michael Penix Jr spreads Christmas cheer before Sugar Bowl win: ‘It means a lot’


Washington Huskies star Michael Penix Jr. is one of the best players in college football. And before leading his team to win the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day, he teamed up with Amazon to bring some holiday cheer.

Penix delivered Amazon’s billionth package from its sites on the same day in the United States last month to a couple of lucky Huskies fans from an Amazon Prime household.

Penix stopped by their door to deliver soccer balls, board games, an Echo Pop, speakers, a waffle maker, a cheese board, and even an Amazon.com gift card.

He even signed the soccer balls for the kids.

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Michael Penix Jr. surprised these fans with the billionth package from an Amazon site on the same day in the US. (Amazon)

“It means a lot,” Penix told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “It was cool. It was definitely a great thing to do. I actually met those fans before as Husky Heroes during the season. They’re definitely big fans.

“It was definitely something special to be able to do that and see the expressions on their faces. It was amazing.”

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Michael Penix Jr. and Amazon

Michael Penix Jr. spread Christmas cheer before Washington took on Texas. (Amazon)

Penix appeared in an Amazon video delivering quickly but safely. Amazon prides itself on fast and reliable delivery. The company said in a blog post in July that “the average time from when a customer’s items are picked up to when the customer’s package is placed at the departure dock is 11 minutes at same-day facilities, more than an hour faster than in our traditional logistics centers.

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The Heisman Trophy runner-up also surprised Amazon employees at a site the same day in Seattle.

Penix told Fox New Digital that she is using Amazon to buy food and treats for her dog.

“I have dogs and I ask for dog toys, dog treats, you know, quick things like that,” she said. “I do puzzles and things like that for parties, board games and a lot of things like that.”

Michael Penix Jr and Amazon workers

Michael Penix Jr. visits Amazon workers in Seattle. (Amazon)

Penix led Washington to a thrilling Sugar Bowl victory over Texas and will face Michigan in the College Football Playoff national championship.

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