Steve Smith, Sr. has a reputation for being one of the fiercest and hardest competitors on the girdiron. On gameday, you best stay out of his way.
But off the field, Smith is one of the league's great role models. After all, he was the Ravens' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award this past season.
Smith has once again shown why he has such an esteemed reputation as a great guy.
As the Gaston Gazette reports, Smith is making one teen's final prom extra special.
"It was the "promposal" of a lifetime for 18-year-old Aubrey Bridges, a fun-loving North Gaston High senior living with autism. Former Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith Sr. recently learned that Bridges’ dream was to have him escort her to her high school prom."
Partnering with the Dream On 3 organization, Smith asked out Bridges last week via video call. The charity's aim is to partner children that are sick or effected by life-altering conditions and giving them personal experiences of a lifetime with sports players and teams.
Bridges, a high school senior in Gaston Country, NC, is autistic, and is also a sufferer of Vein of Galen Malformation, which is a brain aneurysm that results in speech difficulties.
It seems as the proposal was a successful one. Bridges apparently danced and smiled upon receiving the invite, and called it a "dream come true."
Our congratulations go out to the happy couple, who will be attending prom at the end of the month,