Linebacker Micah Parsons has given Dallas Cowboys fans a lot of reasons to love him. The 2021 first-round pick was electric in his first year in the NFL and he has absolutely no plans of slowing down. Week after week, Cowboys Nation watched as Parsons collected awards and accolades, topping it off by being the first-ever unanimously voted NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in league history.
This offseason, Parsons is making fans love him for who he is off the field. Although the Penn State product is a Pennsylvania native, he has really embraced the community of Dallas and has tried to show fans how much they mean to him. He’s also incredibly active on Twitter.
A prime example of this is when the Cowboys linebacker saw a post from a dad on Twitter after the Cowboys’ 17-7 loss to the Broncos in the first preseason game. The father posted a picture of him and his young daughter at the game who was holding a sign that said “Here to see 4, 11, 21, 7.” In the tweet, he mentioned that they were disappointed that the team walked right past them without giving any autographs. Parsons retweeted it and told the dad to DM him so he could take care of her.
Now, he’s giving random fans on Twitter the opportunity to meet him in person. A guy on Twitter with the display name Cameron Reed tagged the linebacker and asked what it would take to get a meet and greet with him.
Parsons could have ignored it. He could have just had someone send the guy a jersey. Instead, he told Reed that he’d do it in exchange for 25 hours of community service. A kind gesture to a fan and a great message to help volunteer.
Reed is allegedly a 911 operator and expressed his excitement to see “The Lion.”
Cowboys LB Micah Parsons proves he’s a man of the people with Madden codes, meet and greet offers, and jersey signings
This is far from the only generous thing Parsons has done since joining the Cowboys. When the EA Madden 23 video game came out last week — a game Parsons loves to play — the 23-year-old wanted to make sure kids who couldn’t afford the game could play it, too.
He tweeted out saying he wanted “to bless some kids.”
The tweet got thousands of comments from people all over the world telling Parsons why they wanted a code from him. He even shared responses he got from kids sporting his jersey and smiling from ear to ear.
A young defender this successful could keep to himself and do what he needs to do to earn his next big contract. Instead, he’s embraced Cowboys Nation and is committed to showing his worth on and off the field.