Denver Broncos defensive tackle Ben Garland lost everything in the Colorado wildfires. So his teammate decided to replace some of the most important things he’s not able to recover.
USA Today has the story:
“Several of Ben Garland’s Denver Broncos teammates gathered around him after practice Tuesday and gave him two silver sabers to replace those he received upon graduating from the Air Force Academy, along with a Falcons football helmet.
“He was presented with the shiny swords by William “T” Thompson of the Association of Graduates at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Then, linebacker Joe Mays gave him a new college helmet, white with a blue lightning bolt,” wrote USA Today.
“Thank you guys, it means the world to me and my family,” Garland said. “That’s one of the biggest things my grandma and my grandpa were sad about losing.”
“Mays said the Broncos wanted to do something for Garland after what he had gone through,” USA Today wrote.
“We’re glad that we could do something to put a smile on his and his grandparents’ faces,” Mays said. “He’s a great guy, an awesome guy, a great player. You want to do special things like that for a person such as Ben. The personality that he has, he always comes to work eager and willing to get better. He’s an awesome human being as a whole and I’m just glad we were able to get him something.”
It’s great to hear about something positive going on in the NFL.