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Matthew McConaughey does 'Wolf' chest thump to rally football team

Matthew McConaughey's ability to inspire has been proven on the big screen, and now, in a new video, the actor's pep-talk skills are on display at a University of Texas football practice.The Oscar winner and UT grad has shown up before to cheer on his Longhorns, roaming the sidelines and throwing the signature horns hand signal around the locker room. This time, coach Charlie Long invited McConaug
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Matthew McConaughey's ability to inspire has been proven on the big screen, and now, in a new video, the actor's pep-talk skills are on display at a University of Texas football practice.

The Oscar winner and UT grad has shown up before to cheer on his Longhorns, roaming the sidelines and throwing the signature horns hand signal around the locker room. This time, coach Charlie Long invited McConaughey to address the team and fire them up before an upcoming game against Kansas (which Texas won on Saturday, 23-0).

"Why do I do what I do?" McConaughey said to the players, his signature drawl dripping in the Texas heat. "I've found that when I've done my best work as an actor, it was only when I pushed myself to be better than I even thought I could be. And I've got a pretty high idea of how good I can be."

To lighten the mood and further rally the players after 3 minutes or so of speaking, McConaughey broke out his chest-thumping move from "The Wolf of Wall Street."

"Ahhhh, ah ... ahhhh, ah ...." McConaughey chanted along with the team.

Leonardo DiCaprio, left, plays Jordan Belfort and Matthew McConaughey plays Mark Hanna in "The Wolf of Wall Street."Today

He admitted that he actually does the thump and grunt to loosen himself before a scene when making a movie. "Wolf" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio was the one who spotted it and asked McConaughey to do it in the scene they were filming together.

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