ESPN’s Matt Mosley has a moving short piece on the tragedy that recently struck rookie offensive tackle Robert Brewster. You can check it out here.
Brewster, who played at Ball State, was a third-round pick. His girlfriend died three days after she gave birth to his son, Jalen.
The former Ball State right tackle told me today that his mother, Delaney, will soon move to Dallas to help him take care of his son. Brewster never missed a game after his girlfriend’s death and he was remarkably open about explaining how he’s dealt with the tragedy. He proudly said that his son “already knows how to hold a bottle at seven months and makes a mean face like his Daddy.” Didn’t take me too long to start rooting for Brewster. On the practice field, he looks incredibly quick for a 330-pound man.
Surely, Brewster has a special person motivating him to do well, and the signs that he looks quick for a 33o-pound beast are certainly pleasing to the eyes. He might become this year’s rookie fan favorite.