Florida State receiver Travis Rudolph eats lunch with autistic boy sitting by himself Florida State receiver eats lunch with autistic boy sitting alone BY Brett Bodner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:27 AM facebook Tweet email Travis Rudolph led the Seminoles in receiving last year with 916 yards. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Brett Bodner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 9:27 AM The gridiron isn’t the only place where a football player can do something special. Several Florida State football players visited Montford Middle School Tuesday to meet with students. Wide receiver Travis Rudolph was one of the players who went and he helped make the day of a young student with autism by having lunch with him. Leah Paske shared a post on Facebook thanking Rudolph for the gesture and explained how normally her son eats by himself at lunch. What Rudolph did brought her to tears. “I'm not sure what exactly made this incredibly kind man share a lunch table with my son, but I'm happy to say that it will not soon be forgotten,” Paske wrote. “This is one day I didn't have to worry if my sweet boy ate lunch alone, because he sat across from someone who is a hero in many eyes.” Leah Paske said her son is a “super sweet child” who doesn’t seem to mind if people happen to stare or if eats alone. She and her son are now both fans of the football program for what they did. “Travis Rudolph thank you so much, you made this momma exceedingly happy, and have made us fans for life!” Rudolph told the Orlando Sentinel that he had two pieces of pizza for lunch while he sat across from Bo Paske. He said the two “had a great conversation.” “He started off and was so open. He told me his name was Bo, and how much he loves Florida State, and he went from there,” Rudolph said. The receiver led the team in receiving last season with 916 yards and Bo asked him if he was an NFL player. Rudolph told him “not yet.” “It was really easy to [talk] with him,” Rudolph said. “He had a nice smile on his face. He was a really warm person.” Rudolph and the Seminoles will look to continue to make fans happy with some wins in the upcoming season. Florida State kicks off their season on Monday, Sept. 5 against Ole Miss at 8 p.m. EDT.