By Jason the 200 lb. Cowboy

A West Virginia University police officer is now a viral star after delivering a rousing national anthem performance when the scheduled singer got stuck in the snow.

Carlton Smith, 28, was on duty at the WVU Coliseum on Jan. 12, for a men’s basketball game when he says university officials rushed up to him. “They came over and asked if I was Carlton and they said, ‘We have a big favor. We don’t have anyone to sing the national anthem. It’s in like five minutes,” Smith, a four-year veteran of the WVU Police Department, told ABC News.

For the full story, check out ABC News.

Apparently, Smith was a contestant on the 13th season of American Idol, making it to the Hollywood round. We think that in a pinch, he did GREAT!



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