We tend to see NFL players as larger than life sometimes. These elite athletes making millions of dollars at the top of the sports world. But they’re just guys. And more importantly, they’re all someone’s child.
Raiders defensive line coach Brentson Buckner is no exception. The former 12-year NFL player told some of his players a story that tells us all that in the end, no matter who we are or who we become, we will always just be our mother’s child. And no one is bigger than that.
Buckner was in college at Clemson when his mom did this. But you get the feeling from how he tells the story, that if she were to walk into his NFL locker room whether as a player or a coach, the situation would play out just the same. He’d put his head down, say ‘Yes, mama.” and drive her home.
His mom’s hard work and discipline is clearly what made him into the man he is today.
I bet we all have a story or five of when our mom or dad did something like that. So, let’s hear them.