Wichita State University’s fans were celebrating their latest victory over Tarleton State recently. However, there is another reason why they are ecstatic. Their star player, Dexter Dennis, cleaned the stands after the game and continues to win the hearts of many online.
Dexter Dennis, a junior guard, scored 13 points defeating Tarlen State several days ago (65-51). Instead of celebrating their victory with his loved ones, he opted to stay 30 minutes after the game. He, together with the staff, cleaned the Koch Arena. “We have several folks who have been here for decades, and I know for some of them, that’s probably the first time they’ve seen something like that happen. And I just… from our custodial staff, out to him, we just want to say thank you for leading and showing us that there are still folks out there that recognize the hard work that’s done around here,” said one of the staff.
The video of Dennis picking up trash made it to the Twitter world and has racked up 100K views already.
Thirty minutes after the Wichita State game, star player Dexter Dennis (@ldl_dex) is up here in the stands picking up trash at Koch Arena.
Dexter is a different kind of dude. pic.twitter.com/GMzGhz0L9t
— Taylor Eldridge (@tayloreldridge) November 17, 2021
This down-to-earth player said that he did not do it to get attention. “[It] just gives me perspective on life. It could always be worse,” he tweeted.
Didn’t do it for attention. Just gives me perspective on life. It could always be worse 🙌🏽 https://t.co/04Fx6D7ElD
— Dexter Dennis (@ldl_dex) November 17, 2021
A lot of his followers have commended him for his outstanding character. “I already think the world of you, but this right here shows so much character. Keep grinding this season,” one follower wrote. “Dex is one of the most humble guys you will ever meet in your life,” another amazed fan wrote. He was definitely, a star player on and off the court.
— Jennifer Schreiber (@jenlschreiber) November 17, 2021
The servant leadership he displayed reminds us of the type of leadership Jesus showed more than 2,000 years ago. Though a God, He became a man to save us from our most significant problem. It is a reminder for us to seek opportunities to serve and not to be served, to empower, and to make others’ lives better through our simple ways.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58