Washington Commanders Special Teams Star Jeremy Reaves Breaks Down Into Tears After Learning He Made The Pro Bowl

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I can’t even imagine the feeling of satisfaction, knowing you defied all odds and worked your way into the NFL, and turned into a superstar.

I mean c’mon, only 1.6% of college football players actually make it into the league, and to know you have made it into that select group has to be an unbelievable feeling.

And even more-so than that?

Making the Pro Bowl.

Let me introduce you to Jeremy Reaves, a special teams guy for the Washington Commanders, and a guy who went undrafted out of South Alabama back in 2018, and had to fight and claw his way just to make an NFL roster.

He even had been cut four times before making the Commanders’ roster.

Well, needless to say, the blood sweat and tears paid off, because now he’s reaping the benefits of that hard work.

The NFL announced their Pro Bowl selections last night, and the Commanders released a video of head coach Ron Rivera telling the guys on the team that they made it.

It was wide receiver Terry McLaurin, defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, and punter Tress Way…

And last but not least, Jeremy Reaves.

As soon as Rivera tells him, he immediately breaks down into tears.

You can hear Rivera say:

“You earned it young man. Everything you’ve done, and I know, your mom would be proud.”

The reaction from Tress tells you all you need to know about this dude… his teammates are ecstatic for him.

Up to this point, Reaves has wracked up 17 tackles on special teams.

And when Rivera spoke about his mother, his mom had passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2021.

After the announcement, Reaves took to Twitter to share:

“Momma you’ve been working! Thank you to the fans, my teammates, family, and the city of Pensacola! Delayed not denied!!!”

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