We’ve seen some incredible things happen in sports after an athlete loses a loved one.
For example, Dee Gordon hitting a home run first game back after his teammate and friend Jose Fernandez’s death, Isaiah Thomas balling out on the court after discovering his sister passed away in a car accident, and so many others.
It inspires athletes even more, pushing them to play to their best ability knowing that somebody they love is now gone.
One of the latest examples of this comes out of Red Bank Catholic in New Jersey.
Alex Brown, the quarterback for Red Bank, had just lost his mother to a 14-year battle with breast cancer the day before his big game last Friday night.
As a high schooler, there’s no telling how a teenager would respond to such a horrible situation.
Many would probably not even play the game.
However, Brown decided to take this opportunity to play for his late mother, and needless to say, he went OFF
He proceeded to score eight touchdowns in a 58-34 win over Morris Catholic.
He tweeted after the game:
“Yesterday I lost my amazing mother. Today I scored 8 touchdowns, thank you for watching over me mama.”
“It honestly felt like the whole night was scripted before I even got there. You know, I threw that first touchdown pass, and I just knew she was going to be with me the whole night. And it was really a special feeling.
This whole thing, it just shows that she is with me, and I’m going to make sure the whole world knows who Michelle Brown is. And I’ll carry that for the rest of my life.”
He also received a little bit of praise from the goat himself, Mr. Tom Brady:
Thank you @TomBrady for reaching out❤️ You are a huge role model and someone I look up to not only in football but in life, thank you❤️ my mama would be extremely happy https://t.co/9pAGYmbyLw
Atta boy Alex. I can’t imagine how difficult it had to be to play that game, but I’m sure your mom was smiling down on you the whole way.
Today I lost my best friend, my teacher, and my mother. My mom had been battling breast cancer that had spread throughout her body for 14 years, she was never supposed to make it this long, but through love and her insane strength she fought. I love you mama, Rest In Peace ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/KPmLUSQnxz