Former West Virginia Player J.T. Thomas Takes 14-Year-Old To Super Bowl, Starts Foundation

Jemele Hill has a nice piece on former WVU Mountaineer and current Chicago Bear J.T. Thomas, who hasn't had a chance to make an impression off the field, having spent his rookie season in the NFL on injured reserve. But he has made all the right moves off it. Thomas took Joslyn Levell, an eighth-grader who has spina bifida, to her middle-school prom. This week, he took Anthony Grandberry, a 14-year-old who has severe epilepsy, to the Super Bowl.

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On Saturday, the night before Super Bowl XLVI, Thomas walked into Anthony's church on the South Side with two tickets in his hand.

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"Hey Anthony, you want to go to the Super Bowl with me?" Thomas asked.

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The kid, who just moments before had been singing so loud that his voice cracked each time the choir reached the chorus, suddenly fell silent.

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Good for Thomas, who also recently started a foundation to raise awareness for children with special needs. Hopefully, he'll have a long career in the NFL, because he'll probably be able to use the money and exposure to do good things.

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Via Shutdown Corner.

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For more on the Chicago Bears, check out Windy City Gridiron.

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