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Watch Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley tell a 10-year-old amputee some great news

The Atlanta Falcons are making their preseason game with the Washington Redskins on Aug. 22 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium a special one for a 10-year-old fan named D’Eric, who lost his right leg due to complications at birth.

Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, a graduate of Monarch High in Coconut Creek, met with D’Eric to ask him if he could be their honorary captain for the preseason game.

The heart-warming moment was captured on video by the Falcons and shared on their Facebook page. It has more than 117,000 views as of Thursday afternoon.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.
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