Richardson Makes Best Move Yet
By Ashley Y.
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For a man who is just days away from realizing his dream of becoming a member of the NFL, Trent Richardson still takes time to think of others.
Trent Richardson will be in New York next week for the 2012 NFL Draft, where he is slated to go in the first round and will most likely be the first running back taken. Richardson also had the opportunity to travel to New York in 2011 for the Heisman Trophy presentation and was the first Alabama player to win the Doak Walker award, which is presented annually to college football’s best running back. His awards and accomplishments are plentiful, but this Saturday Richardson made an indelible impression on one teenage girl that meant more to her than any of these awards ever could.
17-year-old Courtney Alvis of Hueytown High School has been battling Leukemia for some time now. Through her struggles, she was determined to get better in time to go to her senior prom and enjoy the remainder of her senior year. Courtney was so excited when she learned that she was well enough to go to the dance; however, there was one problem: Courtney was stuck without a date.
Through some mutual contacts, Trent got word that this incredible girl was saddened because she had no one to go with. Richardson, whose mom is also a Cancer survivor, decided to step up and ask her on a date.
In a profession where it seems that the players either exhibit all of the qualities of a role mode or none, it seems like Trent Richardson is aiming to fall into the first category. Just days away from the NFL Draft, he is making an excellent impression in the character department.
Trent Richardson has done a great job over the last year in making an excellent impression on football fans. He can be seen successfully completing post game interviews, lifting weights, and studying game film in his spare time. Trent is a reliable player who is incredibly hard-working and dedicated.
What Trent Richardson did this past weekend speaks volumes to his own character. Not many people would take a person who they had not met before to their senior prom, much less an athlete in the spotlight.
Trent, who missed his own senior prom, was overheard saying, “I am here for you,” to Courtney on the way to the prom. In addition to bringing her flowers, he did his best to match the color of his vest to her dress. For any girl, Richardson embodied what it means to be a prince charming. Alvis must have had a picture perfect night with memories to last a lifetime, not to mention she also won prom queen.
For a man who is incredibly busy and days away from receiving an amazing opportunity within the NFL, he is still humble and kind enough to think of others, which is the embodiment of a great role model.