You've seen Chicago native Colin Egglesfield on the big screen with "Something Borrowed" and on TV shows like "Rizzoli and Isles" and "All My Children."
Actor surprised by former H.S. football coach on live TV
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actor Colin Egglesfield attends the 2014 InStyle and Warner Bros. 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) From All My Children Colin Egglesfield, Susan Lucci and Eden Riegel attend the third annual 'ABC Daytime salutes Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' after-party held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on February 25, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Producer Molly Smith and actors Ginnifer Goodwin, Hilary Swank, and Colin Egglesfield arrive to the Children Awaiting Parents event presented by 2S Films at Sunset Tower on February 2, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images For Children Awaiting Parents)
ALL MY CHILDREN - Colin Egglesfield plays Josh Madden on ABC Daytime's 'All My Children'. (Photo by Yolanda Perez/ABC via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 02: (L-R) Actress Hilary Swank, producer Molly Smith, CAP Executive Director Mark Soule, and actor Colin Egglesfield arrive to the Children Awaiting Parents event presented by 2S Films at Sunset Tower on February 2, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images For Children Awaiting Parents)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actor Colin Egglesfield, model Amber Valletta and actor Vincent De Paul attend the W Magazine celebration of The 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes with Cadillac and Dom Perignon at Chateau Marmont on January 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for W Magazine)
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During his return home to run the ITU Triathlon, WGN had a surprise guest for him.
"Are you serious?" Egglesfield exclaimed as his former high school football coach approached him.
The coach went on to call Egglesfield "an outstanding athlete," and the actor had kind words for his former coach, as well.
"There [are] very few people in my life who've helped me get to where I'm at, and you're one of them," he said.