Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess had a huge impact on Monday night’s game. The receiver hauled in two touchdown scores to help the Carolina Panthers win in blowout fashion.
But that’s only half of the story, and not even remotely close to the most important part. Funchess had told the mother of fallen soldier, Sergeant Dillon C. Baldridge, that he’d score a touchdown in his memory.
The Panthers gave Funchess the game ball for his contributions to their victory. He then was able to pass that ball to Baldridge’s mother, who was clearly touched.
Devin Funchess told the mother of fallen soldier Sgt. Dillon Baldridge he would score a TD in Dillon's honor on Monday. He delivered on his promise, and gave her the ball after. Pretty awesome. (Via his Instagram) pic.twitter.com/Xh2zzyNw4G
— Rachel Holt (@ItsRachelHolt) November 14, 2017
Baldridge, a 22-year-old soldier, died from wounds sustained in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (h/t Legacy.com).