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Ben Shelton watches on during the University of Florida's football game against the University of Tennessee on Saturday inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Shelton Recognised In Front Of More Than 90,000 Fans At Florida Football

American also hit honourary first serve ahead of volleyball match

Ben Shelton has received plenty of applause on the tennis court. This weekend, the American received it on a football field and volleyball court.

Shelton returned home to the University of Florida, where he was a star on the tennis team under his father, then-head coach Bryan Shelton. The recent US Open semi-finalist was recognised Saturday in front of 90,751 fans inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during Florida's 29-16 football win over the University of Tennessee.

The big-serving lefty was on the sideline to take in the action wearing the jersey of former Gator Kyle Pitts, who is currently a star for the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.

Ben Shelton
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On Sunday, Shelton hit the honourary first serve ahead of the University of Florida's volleyball match against the University of Wisconsin. The crowd of 10,323 in attendance was a Southeastern Conference home match record and state of Florida on-campus record.

Shelton will soon turn his attention to a return to action at the Laver Cup, where he will make his Team World debut.

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