Obama visits Ill. high school football practice

August 17, 2011 8:47:21 PM PDT
An Illinois high school football team had its blocking and tackling drills interrupted at practice by an unexpected guest this afternoon.

President Barack Obama stopped by Galesburg High School and watched some of the Silver Streak's practice session from the sideline.

He chatted with the team's coach for a bit and then met the players, telling them they looked great and wishing them luck on their upcoming season.

He even caught a pass and led the players in their school motto before getting back on his bus.