PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter.
Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson’s classroom in West Chester on Thursday to thank her and her classmates at Sarah Starkweather Elementary.
In her letter , Abigail says she thinks he’s “an awesome player no matter what. It takes a lot of practice and courage to catch a ball.”
After Sunday’s loss against the New Orleans Saints, Jeffery said he let all his teammates and the city of Philadelphia down.
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Abigail’s teacher, Alli Morris, says she had her students write to Jeffery after they talked about empathy and kindness.
She says they “wanted to boost him up after a tough loss.”