Thomas Rawls is a talented running back who stepped up as a rookie this season and showed that he is more than capable of making an impact off-the-field as well. A young girl received his jersey on Christmas as a gift, but little did she know that she would get to meet the player on her jersey.
Her parents sent Rawls a video of her getting the jersey and it touched him so much that he had to set up a meet with her.
These stories don’t come out very often, but Christmas time seems to bring out the best of them. Rawls is a class act and has a very bright future with the Seahawks. There is a good chance that he will be their long-term starting running back with Marshawn Lynch being rumored to be on his way out this coming offseason.
Here is a video that was posted to Instagram of Rawls and his new friend:
Had an amazing experience today! Thomas Rawls @caged_catalyst the video of Sophie opening up her jersey. He reached out to us and wanted to meet her. Such an amazing human being! He made her feel so special. One on one conversation, meeting Mama Rawls and Dominique, taking us to the VMAC, meeting/seeing many Seahawks and scoring a td on the practice field. Thomas is truly a one of kind! Thanks for making her Christmas! #seahawks
A photo posted by Kim Ayers Anderson (@kimmers106) on Dec 25, 2015 at 4:37pm PST