YUKON, Okla. – A sixth grader in Oklahoma wrote letters to the owners of 32 NFL team asking why he should be a fan. The 12-year-old, Cade Pope, had formerly been a St. Louis Rams fan, but was looking for a new team to root for.
According to News On 6 in Oklahoma, Pope’s mother, Heather, said her son hand wrote the letters two weeks ago and mailed them to the team owners.
Last week, Pope received a single response from one of the most powerful NFL team owners, Jerry Richardson, who founded the Carolina Panthers over 20 years ago.
According to News On 6, Richardson reportedly wrote:
“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.”
With his hand written response, he listed several players he wanted Pope to watch for. Richardson also included a replica team helmet for Pope.