The Jimmy V Award almost always results in a touching moment at the ESPY Awards, and that again was the case in 2019.
Rob Mendez, a football coach born without arms and legs, was the recipient of the Jimmy V Award this year and delivered a powerful acceptance speech. In a video recorded afterward by the NFL on ESPN Twitter account, Mendez cited Tom Brady as a big source of inspiration for him, saying he’d give the New England Patriots quarterback an ESPY if he could.
On Thursday morning, Brady appeared to catch wind of Mendez’s shoutout, tagging the coach in an Instagram story.
Good to see the mutual respect between the two.
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