Alabama running back Trent Richardson donned a white tux, rented a limo and made a 17-year old girl's dream come true by taking her to her senior prom. This was no ordinary date since Courtney Alvis is a cancer survivor and had never met the player before Saturday's date.
Alvis' uncle took a chance that Alabama's biggest sports star would even consider escorting his niece to the Hueytown (Ala) high school prom, but Richardson came through in white and pink colors.
Richardson— who did not attend his own prom— said going to the dance with Alvis was a no-brainer since his mother was a cancer survivor herself.
"I did it out of my heart," said the 20-year old Richardson. "I am lucky to be here with Courtney."
Alvis— who began chemotherapy a year ago and is now undergoing maintenance— was concerned about her appearance when her uncle took charge and contacted the university.
It should be a pretty busy time for the couple. Alvis has graduation coming up and Richardson is expected to be the first running back selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.
No matter your SEC allegiance you always like to hear stories of young men doing good things and the story of Trent Richardson taking a 17-year old cancer survivor to her senior prom is one of those stories.
Alabama football star Trent Richardson attended Hueytown High School senior prom Saturday night, wrapping up a dream week for a 17-year-old cancer survivor.
In a move that proves that not all football players are selfish and uncaring, former Alabama Running Back and future NFL draftee Trent Richardson attended a prom with 17-year-old cancer survivor Courtney Alvis, as reported by WBRC news in Birmingham, Alabama.
Richardson arriving with his date
Richardson, 13 days before the NFL Draft, arrived at Hueytown High School’s auditorium...
Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson is closing in on one of the biggest days of his life as he is projected to be a top ten pick in the NFL Draft. Despite being busy with his pre-draft visits, he took time out to help make sure a 17-year-old cancer survivor had one of the best days of her life.
Courtney Alvis has spent the past year in and out of school while undergoing...
If you watch one video today, make it this video about Trent Richardson (who starred at running back for the national champion Alabama Crimson Tide and will likely be a top-5 pick in next week's NFL Draft) taking cancer survior Courtney Alvis to her senior prom:You're the man, Trent. Awesome, awesome stuff.a2a_linkname=document.title;a2a_linkurl=location.href;Get The Latest...
Warning: I’m a sap…and this got me as much as anything has in awhile. You wanna judge me? Go right ahead.
Trent Richardson will likely come into millions come next week, courtesy of an NFL team that holds one of the the first precious picks in the NFL Draft. The Alabama star helped lead the Tide to two National Championships during his tenure, while snagging...
We mentioned last week that Trent Richardson was going to take a fan and recent cancer survivor to her senior prom, and this weekend he followed through on his heartwarming gesture. Check out the recap of Trent Richardson taking Alabama fan and cancer survivor Courtney Alvis to her senior prom.
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Former Alabama running back Trent Richardson granted a 17-year-old cancer survivor her wish, accompanying the Hueytown (Ala.) High School student to her senior prom Saturday night.
Richardson, wearing a white tuxedo, attended the event at the Boutwell Auditorium in Birmingham, Ala., with Courtney Alvis, who was wearing a red dress, WBRC-TV reported.
Alvis began receiving chemotherapy...
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