Knowshown Moreno of the Denver Bronco's with the River Ganges version of tears. This all happened during the Star Spangled banner before last nights game. This guy is America.
"The emotion always gets to me," Moreno told Yahoo Sports after the Broncos moved to 10-2 to retain command of the AFC West and move clear of the Chiefs (9-3), who have dropped three straight.
"I am just thinking about everything in general through your whole life, just balled up into one. Yeah, it helps me. Sometimes I don't even notice it, it just comes."
Trying to explain on reddit, Protoedevlin gave this response
People lacrimate at widely differing rates due to factors such as physiology, stimulation, and various emotional states. In this case, the physiology of Knowshon's closed eyelids/eyelashes, as well as that of his puncta/nasolacrimal duct allowed a sudden and robust secretion of tears to build up, spilling out in spectacular fashion once he'd finally opened his eyes. It's possible that the elasticity of his eyelid tissue is such that tears are able to pool within them in unusually high volume, but it's more likely that his eyes were slightly open, and his long eyelashes worked with his tears' natural surface tension to allow a "bulge" of lacrima to be held in suspension before the gap between his eyelids was great enough for gravity to take over.