What a great story this is. Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy kept his promise to build his parents a house after their home was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Back in 2005, Hurricane Katrina washed through Louisiana, completely obliterating Lacy’s family home forcing them to live in a trailer in Geismar, Louisiana.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 18, 2014
His parents moved into their new home while Lacy and the Packers were in training camp. He visited the new digs for the first time during the team’s bye week.
Lacy’s mom had these kind words to share about her son (via ESPN).
For him to provide us with the home, all I could do was cry and just thank God.
Lacy has come a long way from sleeping on a sofa as a high school football player to becoming one of the NFL’s most promising young running backs.
And while a lot of young athletes promise their parents homes when they make it big, only a select few can follow through with that promise. For Lacy, this drives deeper in the aftermath of Katrina.