Laquon Treadwell had a Saturday no football player deserves. In the fourth quarter against Auburn, and at the end of a 20-yard reception that was initially called a touchdown, Treadwell was dragged down and brutally broke his leg while dislocating his ankle.
Treadwell had to be carted off the field with his leg in an air cast. The star receiver was in clear pain and discomfort. Even worse, his would-be touchdown was reviewed and ruled a fumble. Ole Miss went on to lose the game, and Treadwell's season is over.
Treadwell wasn't the only one upset. One 7-year-old fan, whose favorite player is Treadwell, was also distraught by what happened.
He decided to write Treadwell a letter that the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, published.
You are my favorite Ole Miss football player. I enjoy watching you every week. For Christmas I am asking Santa to bring me a #1 jersey. I’m so sorry you hurt your leg and ankle. I hope you get better soon.
Your #1 fan
Tanner's mom helped him write the letter, and they mailed it to the Ole Miss athletics department.
The family hasn't heard if Treadwell has received the letter, but Tanner's father, Josh, told the Clarion-Ledger that "We hope it will be a pick-me-up while Laquon goes through a really tough time."