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Chris Botti’s national anthem brings NFL star to tears

By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) — Before the final whistle at Monday night’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants, trumpeter Chris Botti had already won.

The Grammy-winning musician was on the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, to perform the national anthem for November 3’s “Monday Night Football.” No vocals, as we’ve become accustomed to — just Botti and his instrument.

What transpired was so affecting that it left viewers with chills and brought Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne to tears.

“I’m just blessed to be out there,” Wayne later told ESPN. His performance during Monday night’s game pushed Wayne to eighth

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