Denzel Washington has been adopted as his son's college team lucky mascot after turning their failing football season into a winning one.

The movie star's running back son JOHN DAVID's college team at MOREHOUSE had a disastrous start to last season - losing four games in a row - and then Washington decided to take to the field.

He explains, "They didn't win in football this year until I came down on the field. They lost four games in a row and I came down to the field when they were playing in North Carolina.

"I just went down there. I was outside the line trying to send vibrations to the coach: 'Give it to my son, give it to my son.'

"My son, that day, broke the single game rushing record at the school."

26/04/2004 01:48