Ex-President Bush writes letter to Alabama kicker

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama kicker Cade Foster received a supportive note from former President George W. Bush.

Foster missed two field goal attempts and had a third blocked in the Crimson Tide's 34-28 loss to Auburn on Nov. 30. He posted a photo of the letter on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Wednesday. Bush wrote:

"Dear Cade (#43), "Life has its setbacks. I know! "However you will be a stronger human with time. "I wish you all the best — "Sincerely — "another 43 "George Bush" Bush was the 43rd President and Foster wears No. 43.

"Framing this," the kicker wrote on the Instagram caption The letter was first reported by No. 3 Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl, but had been trying for a third straight national title.

Foster received threats on social media in the aftermath of the loss to Auburn. But teammates and Alabama fans swiftly rallied around him, with thousands joining a Facebook fan page "Bama fans supporting Cade Foster" by the following day.

Foster had made 11 of 12 field goals on the season before the game with Auburn. He is a senior.

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