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Minnesotan catches baseball, chugs beer, becomes viral legend

Austin Buysse's one-handed grab was followed by a quick chug.

A Minnesotan man has entered the annals of viral history after making a bare-handed catch in the crowd at a College World Series game in Nebraska, before chugging down his entire beer.

ESPN's video of the spectator quickly went viral on Monday, racking up more than 4.5 million views on Twitter before being picked up by sports media across the country.

It's since been revealed by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that the spectator in question is a Minnesotan by the name of Austin Buysse.

As impressive as the one-handed catch was on its own, even more impressive was that Buysse, 23, of Minneota, managed to hold on to most of his beer.

The beer didn't stay in the cup long though, as he pounded it back in celebration at the Texas Tech-Arkansas College World Series game in Omaha.

"The only reason why we sat in the left field was to see the scoreboard in the right field. We just grabbed some beers and walked down," he told the Argus Leader.

"We just sat there, and we thought we might have a chance at a home run ball — but let's be honest, there's not a chance. Because what are the chances of a home run ball coming to you?"

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As it turns out, Buysse is a pretty good athlete, having played quarterback in college at Dakota Wesleyan University. He was a star QB in high school for the Minneota Vikings, passing for 5,323 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career. 

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