Get your tissues ready, BBN.
Drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, former Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan is currently in his seventh year in the league, playing for both the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears in that span. He came in as an unknown prospect, worked his way into the rotation with the Broncos, and then finally earned a starting spot with the team.
After signing a four-year, $28 million deal with the Bears in 2016, Trevathan has become a star linebacker in this league.
Despite the development and success, Trevathan hasn’t been able to celebrate with one special individual in his life. Due to an ongoing battle with cancer, one that has lasted several years, the star linebacker’s grandmother has never seen him play in an NFL game.
The Chicago Bears surprised Trevathan at practice by bringing in his grandmother, telling him she’ll be in attendance for the team’s matchup with the New England Patriots this afternoon.
The scene is certainly a powerful one. Take a look below:
Danny Trevathan's grandma has never seen him play at Solider Field due to her battle with cancer.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 20, 2018
Trevathan responded to the team’s kind gesture on Twitter, saying it was the first time in his seven-year NFL career that a team has gone out of their way to make him feel special.
If you honestly know me… you know I believe in good vibes & straight up hard work no matter what. This is the first time in my 7 years that a team has done anything special for me. Made me feel loved, like family. Yes that’s exactly what they are FAMILY #muchluvfromFive9
— Danny Trevathan (@Grindin_59) October 20, 2018
Best of luck to the Bears against New England this afternoon, and well-wishes to Trevathan’s grandmother in her battle with cancer. We all know the former Kentucky star is going to put on a show with grandma cheering from the stands.