By LYNETTE HAALAND, Four Points News
Alina Scarlett, a local University of Texas student, won $100,000 for college tuition from Dr Pepper on Saturday by throwing the most number of footballs into an oversized Dr Pepper can and winning a halftime contest at the SEC Championship game of the University of Alabama vs the University of Georgia in Atlanta.
Scarlett — a communication sciences and disorders major who will graduate in May — was watching the Red River Showdown with her family in Steiner Ranch when former Longhorn and pro football player Vince Young was promoting the contest. He and another football personality were tossing footballs into the target.
Scarlett, who is also an intern in the youth department at Austin Baptist Church, thought the game looked like something she could do.