One of the biggest stars on the Green Bay Packers sees more fan letters than he can count, all of which expect him to respond. Even though outside linebacker Clay Matthews can’t write back to every fan that sends him something in the mail, he still managed to make one young fan’s day with the help of Twitter.
Kameron’s Language Arts class asked if he could bring a superstar to school, who would it be? Naturally, he chose his favorite player on his favorite team. In order to attempt to accomplish the daunting task, Kameron was required to write Matthews. The request wasn’t necessarily to have the All-Pro show up at the school, but rather to write back so that Kameron would receive extra credit for class.
The student talked about how the Packers should never trade Matthews, and if they did, he would become a fan of that team. He also asked for an autograph from Matthews as well as the entire team. And just to make sure Matthews was paying attention the young fan talked about how the former NFC Defensive Player of the Year is the best linebacker in the league, the Packers will go undefeated this year and the team will win the Super Bowl. Oh yeah, he wants Matthews to sack Colin Kaepernick 20 times. That makes two of us.
As of right now, it doesn’t appear Matthews wrote back. However, he did manage to tweet:
“I couldn’t agree with you more Kameron. #fanmail,” along with a photo of the letter.
Personally, I can relate to Kameron. When I was in grade school, I was wrote a letter to Packers legend Reggie White. My teacher thought it was silly for me to request that White come visit the school to talk to the class. Even though the Minister of Defense couldn’t make my dream come true, he did write back and send me an autographed photo of him.
Most athletes don’t realize the impact they have on a child who is a huge fan of the team. They certainly may not realize what it means to use a letter or Twitter to respond to a fan. I commend Matthews for giving Kameron a moment in life he will never forget.