A perfect wish for a young fan

November 10, 2012 by Teresa Varley


Wide receiver Antonio Brown missed practice on Saturday because of an ankle injury, but he didn’t miss the chance to make the difference in the life of a 10-year old boy.

Devon Murphy, from Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, is a huge fan of Brown’s and the Steelers, and spent time during practice talking with the wide receiver thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  

“It was awesome,” said Murphy after meeting Brown, who was number one on his wish list. “He is really good and he is a nice guy and he is one of my favorites. He is cooler than I thought he would be.”

Murphy, his sister Kayla and parents Tim and Wendy were guests of the Steelers at practice and they will attend the Monday night game at Heinz Field against the Chiefs.

Murphy, who has been battling leukemia, also got to meet Coach Mike Tomlin, defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, and all of the others players, as well as the  ESPN broadcast crew.

“I was telling my mom not to freak out and actually I am the one freaking out,” said Murphy. “This is a perfect wish.”





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