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

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

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star Michael Penix Jr. is one of the top players in college football. And before he led his team to a Sugar Bowl win New Year’s Day, he partnered with Amazon to deliver some holiday cheer.

Penix celebrated Amazon’s 1 billionth package from its same-day sites in the United States last month to a couple of lucky Huskies fans from an household. 

Penix dropped by their doorstep to deliver footballs, board games, an Echo Pop, speakers, a waffle maker, a cheeseboard and even an Amazon.com gift card. 

He even signed the footballs for the children.

Michael Penix Jr. surprised these fans with the 1 billionth package from an Amazon same-day site in the U.S. (Amazon)

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

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

Michael Penix Jr. and Amazon

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

Penix was featured in an Amazon video making the deliveries in a quick but safe manner. Amazon has prided itself on fast and reliable delivery. The company said in a in July the “average time from picking a customer’s items to positioning the customer’s package on the outbound dock is 11 minutes in same-day facilities, more than an hour faster than our traditional fulfillment centers.”

The Heisman Trophy runner-up also surprised Amazon employees at a .

Penix told Fox New Digital he’s using Amazon to purchase food and treats for his dog.

“I have dogs, and I order dog toys, dog treats, you know, just quick stuff like that,” he said. “I do puzzles and stuff like that for the holidays, board games, a lot of different things like that.”

Michael Penix Jr and Amazon workers

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

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

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