*Newly-minted Spelling Bee co-champ Nihar Janga got a shout-out from Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant on Thursday after the 11-year-old made his signature X sign while celebrating his victory.
The 5th grader, also the youngest contestant to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee alongside co-champ Jairam Hathwar, prompted a congratulatory tweet from the NFL star.
“#NiharJanga you just made my whole day buddy.. Congrats on winning the #spellingbee champ.. Some how some way I have to get you to a game #x,” Bryant wrote.
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 27, 2016
The spelling bee, which ended in a tie for the third consecutive year, was broadcast live Thursday on ESPN.
Janga’s winning word was “gesellschaft,” which means a mechanistic type of social relationship.
Watch the two winners celebrate after their last words: