New England Patriots' running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis will have his mother in the stands for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. That's not a huge deal. But what is mind-boggling is all the trips she took to get there.
Green-Ellis began playing competitive football 12 years ago at the high school level in New Orleans before heading off to college at Indiana University and Ole Miss. Then he caught on with the Patriots. During that entire journey, his mom, LaTonia Green, has missed only one game. Now factor in the fact that she's been away from her son, living in Minnesota, for the past 17 years.
Green went off to the University of Minnesota to study while her only son was just in elementary school, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports she wouldn't let the distance between them stop her from supporting him.Full Story >>