Carolina Panthers coach dropped in on 12-year-old Jalyin Clyburn with a brand-new lawnmower.
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Carolina Panthers, Lowe's surprise 12-year-old who mows lawns to pay for college

A 12-year-old boy who spent his summer mowing lawns to save up for college got a big surprise.

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Jaylin Clyburn said he didn't want to bother his mom to pay for college, so he started a lawn mowing business.

What he didn't plan was for Panthers head coach Ron Rivera to see his story and help him out.

The Panthers teamed up with Lowe's to invite Clyburn to the Bank of America stadium and surprise him with a new lawnmower.

Rivera said Jaylin's business is an inspiration.

"I think the future for a young man and (who) put it out there on his own (to) start his own business to raise money to help his mother and himself is tremendous," Rivera said. "It really speaks really well for his future because for a young entrepreneur, the sky could be the limit."

The team also gave him an autographed Cam Newton football and some cool Panthers gear.

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