Pittsburg State long snapper fixes broken down team bus during trip to Fort Hays State


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As Pittsburg State was traveling to take on Fort Hays State on Saturday, their team bus broke down. But it turned out to not be too big of a problem, because Pittsburg State long snapper and automotive technology major Timmy Malinowski put his skills to good use and fixed the vehicle.

According to FourStatesHomepage.com, the team was forced to pull over to the side of the road during their trip when one of the team’s buses lost power. Malinowski quickly jumped in to assist with the problem and determined that the bus was missing a hose clamp.

Malinowski ended up using a Leatherman multi-tool that he had in this backpack to attach the hose clamp. Following Malinowski’s quick actions, the Pittsburg State football team was back on the road.

Pittsburg State head coach Brian Wright praised Malinowski’s actions.

“You know, we got a lot of talented people here,” Wright said. “Not just on the football field, but a lot of great people that can do a lot of great things that are gonna be very successful long after their experience here at Pitt State.”

Pittsburg State made it to Fort Hay State where they were able to record a 34-24 win in the team’s regular season finale.

“I walked onto the bus [after fixing it] and everyone was like, screaming my name and stuff like that, mostly because I think they didn’t want to have to take everyone off that bus and get them all on the other one. [It would be] pretty crammed. So I think they were pretty happy about that,” Malinowski said.



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