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Athletes who make authentic gestures worth applauding come few and far between in modern times — compared to the olden days of Mean Joe Greene tossing a Coke to a young fan. Not so for Micah Parsons, the newly drafted linebacker out of Penn State. Parsons did his first good deed as a professional football player by paying back his mother with a brand new house.
“One goal after another!! Going to be a great year!” announced Parsons, via Instagram.
After he signed a 4-year, $17 million rookie contract with the Dallas Cowboys, Parsons’ first order of business was to ensure that his mother had a regal new residence — capable of storing all of the memories and moments that led Micah into becoming a first-round pick in the NFL.
The rookie spared no expense: showcasing a new estate for Mama Parsons that could house the X-Men.
Per the TMZ Sports report, Parsons was also applauded by his alma mater after the heartwarming gesture. Penn State released the following on social media, with a picture of the brand new home to impress mothers around the world:
“Picture this: You’re 22 years old. You’re a Penn State grad. You were just selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. You finally get the chance to buy your mom a house like you’ve always dreamed to do. Life is good.”
Garnering hype in the offseason and scheduled to debut during tonight’s Hall of Fame game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, Parsons hopes to carry that momentum into the regular season to meet the Pro Bowl-level expectations that Dallas saw him when they selected him with the No. 12 pick.