The New England Patriots’ Julian Edelman just made a young girl’s dream come true.
Edelman surprised seventh-grader Dejah Rondeau with tickets to Super Bowl 53 on Sunday in Atlanta.
The wide receiver heard that Rondeau, who plays quarterback for a youth football team, was bullied in school over it.
“Some people don’t want to accept a female quarterback,” Rondeau’s mother, Nicole Brock, told Seacoastonline. “She’ll have to put in 110 percent where others put in 50.”
When the Patriots heard about the bullying, they invited Rondeau, whose favorite player is Edelman, to the team’s home in Foxborough, Massachusetts, to meet him and team owner Robert Kraft, according to a video the team posted on social media.
In the video, Edelman played a game of catch with Rondeau and surprised her with two tickets to the Super Bowl.