Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crimson Tide Prom Date

Last weekend while watching the A-Day Game for the University of Alabama sports casters were interviewing former players there to celebrate the special day of team spirit AND getting a chance to see our 2012 Crimson Tide team in action. During Trent Richardson's interview he told the reporter that he was gearing up for the NFL Draft later this month but first he was going to be taking a fan to her Senior prom. Yes you read that right, her senior prom. {I was going to write about a players father knocking the BCS National Championship Crystal Football Trophy off the stand and breaking it, but I'm still a bit sad about that, this is more heartwarming}.

I will let the video speak for itself and you'll love the surprise at the end. Basically cancer survivor, Courtney Avis spent most of her Junior year undergoing treatment for Leukemia. After lots of treatment she's doing well, and was ready to go to her senior prom. The only issue was she didn't have a date. This is beyond sweet to me. Trent shares that he missed his own Senior Prom and was truly honored to take her, his mother is battling cancer as well and it seemed fitting.

I watched this and my eyes welled up. As a person who's life was touched by cancer when my mother was stricken years ago with lung cancer, and later leukemia I know how hard it is to watch your loved ones deal with this sickness. To see Courtney doing so well, is awesome and what a treat to hit up the Senior Prom with Trent, seriously if I was still 17 I'd be jealous... ok I'm still jealous. 

Trent doing this just shows to me how good of a person he is. He's been a key ingredient in helping Alabama win two BCS National Championships and an SEC Championship, in the three years he's been with the Tide. He's a loving father of two, a 2011 Heisman Trophy finalist, and a  huge player to watch for the NFL Draft. I truly love this kid. He's amazing, and he has a great heart. I can't wait to see what he does in the future.

That being said take sometime to follow the link below and enjoy the show. I think the cutest moment is when he asks the young girls father if it's OK to take her to her prom. *MELT*

Is anyone else excited about the NFL Draft this year?!?!? I'm SO excited to see where my boys in Crimson end up!


  1. I know Trent and his mom Katrina, they are AMAZING people. I got the chance to see his big heart in action at a Children's Hospital, I'm not surprised he did this. Katrina raised her kids (and she includes her blood and foster children in that word) right. So proud of him and what he'll accomplish soon.

  2. AuntBT That is SO cool that you know the family!!!! I am beyond excited for him and his family. He's a great guy and I am so excited to see where he will be in the NFL. :)