Vikings fans donate $140K to Saints P Thomas Morstead’s Foundation
As the playoffs roll along, NFL fans continue to celebrate victories by giving to those in need. The latest example of this trend comes from Vikings fans donating to Saints punter Thomas Morstead’s foundation.
The play is the only time in NFL playoff history that a game-winning TD has been scored with 0:00 on the clock. Despite the heart-wrenching situation, Morstead still went back out on the field for the NFL-mandated conversion. One Vikings fan noticed this then told fellow fans on Reddit to donate to Morstead’s What You Give Will Grow foundation in light of his gutsy performance and notable display of sportsmanship.
The Reddit post was made on Monday and by Tuesday morning over $3,000 had been raised. By Wednesday morning donations had passed $12,000.
That number has grown exponentially after Morstead released this video making a promise to personally deliver the check to the Children’s Minnesota — free-standing pediatric health system in Minneapolis — if donations got to $100,000.
I’ll do whatever is best for the team to help us get a win, Ramsey told WJXL-FM in Jacksonville, per Hays Carlyon of gridironnow.com. Whether it’s guarding anybody. It doesn’t matter.
It’s intriguing to ponder, but coach Doug Marrone gave no indication Wednesday that Ramsey would be employed against Gronkowski. After Steelers wideout Antonio Brown scorched the Jaguars a week ago, plenty of attention will go toward Patriots deep-threat Brandin Cooks.
Along with Cooks, fellow wideouts Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola can riddle a defense, while New England’s versatile stable of runners — James White, Rex Burkhead and Dion Lewis — all pose a threat through the air.
It’s a pick-your-poison offense, leaving the Jaguars stuck with the task of stopping a flock of pesky pass-catchers, jack-knife runners, head-swirling satellite backs — and Gronk.