Yukon Boy Gets Handwritten Letter From NFL Team Owner
YUKON, Oklahoma - A Yukon boy got more than he bargained for after writing letters to all 32 teams in the National Football League (NFL).
Yukon Middle School sixth grader, Cade Pope's mother Heather said her 12-year-old son finished writing all 32 letters by hand two weeks ago. He mailed them to all of the team owners.
He did it because he said he's been agonizing over who to root for. He said he used to be a St. Louis Rams fan because of former OU star Sam Bradford, but now Cade could be called a “free agent.”
Thursday, Cade received a package from Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson. Inside was a replica team helmet and a handwritten letter from Richardson, who founded the Panthers two decades ago, and a man who is now one of the most powerful owners in the NFL.
“Cade we would be honored if our Carolina Panthers became your team, we would make you proud by the classy way we would represent you.”
Richardson also listed several players he wanted Cade to watch out for.
By the way, the Panthers have their hands full. Saturday night, they take on the world champion Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The Panthers are 11-point underdogs, but count Cade Pope from Yukon, Oklahoma as one of many who will be rooting for the visitors from Charlotte, North Carolina.