Footballs Top Moms: A Salute to Mother’s Day

May 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In Celebration of their special day, I looked for inspirational mother stories. Looking throughout football, the list is astronomical.
Nearly every time a player makes a speech he thanks his mother first. Every time a camera zooms in on a player, he usually says " Hi mom!"
So, in all fairness, there were plenty of good stories for "Top Mom." But the hands down winner comes from the small town of Preston Hollow, Texas.
The John McClamrock story:
John was a talented and promising football player from this small Dallas suburb. On September 13, 1973, it all came to a screeching halt.
A single play left him paralyzed for the rest of his life.
John's fourth and fifth vertebrae in his neck were fractured. John's mother, Ann, was called from work at the local bank to come to the hospital immediately.
John only had two hours to live.
Ann rushed to the hospital to be by her son's side. Two hours turned into a full night. A full night turned into a few day...

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