Amari Cooper, a wide receiver for the Raiders who played college ball at Alabama, has two seasons left on his four-year, $22 million rookie contract. He’s had over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his two first seasons as a pro, forming a formidable tandem with QB Derek Carr.
On Instagram, Cooper shared arguably the biggest fruits of his labor:
I grew up in the projects, we didn't even own a car.. The whole story is way too long and melancholic, but just know a dream can go a long way if it's followed by faith and hard work. It took us 20+ years but now my mother has the house and car of her dreams. You deserve it mama, I love you. #JustTheBeginning
It goes without saying that this must have been a very cool moment for them to share.
[H/T The Spun]