The Washington Redskins' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, Vernon Davis, is continuing to make a difference in the lives of others in the community - this time helping a family grieving the loss of their son.
Recently, Davis met the Howey family and their Redskins-loving 17-year-old son, Ryan, as he was undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Unfortunately, days after the meeting Ryan passed away. Davis, with some help from the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation (WRCF), is doing what he can to help the family during an incredibly difficult time.
Davis immediately knew what he wanted to do with his two tickets to the Super Bowl and WRCF donated another ticket so that Ryan's parents and his sister could all go to the big game together. Davis is paying for their flights and hotel accommodations as well.
Davis told TMZ Sports that the family reacted with "tears of joy" when he told them over FaceTime that they'd be going to Atlanta.
"It was just on my heart," Davis said of giving the tickets to the family.
To learn more about Davis' nomination for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, click here.