Pharmacy student wins $100,000 in Dr Pepper Tuition Throw

December 2, 2017 | Events, News, UToday, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
By Vicki L. Kroll

Rachel Burns won’t have to worry about paying for school. She won $100,000 in the Dr Pepper Tuition Throw Dec. 2 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The second-year student in the UT College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences went head to head with another college student during a 30-second contest and threw more footballs through a hole two feet in diameter in a ginormous soda can five yards away. Burns put 16 footballs in the can.

And she did it live on national TV during halftime of the Big 12 Championship game.

UT student Rachel Burns won $100,000 Dec. 2 at the Dr Pepper Tuition Throw.

No pressure.

Burns thanked her parents and the University.

And she said, “Happy birthday, mom!”

She qualified for the final round of the competition on her dad’s birthday Dec. 1.

Watch Burns in action here.

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