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Washington Commanders special teams player Jeremy Reaves was brought to tears after head coach Ron Rivera informed him that he was selected to the Pro Bowl.
The Commanders’ social media team set up cameras in Rivera’s office so fans could see the reactions of their favorite players after they were told they made the NFC’s Pro Bowl team.
Rivera informed defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, wide receiver Terry McLaurin, and punter Tress Way that they all made the Pro Bowl, but he saved Reaves for last. After Rivera informed Way that Reaves would also represent the Commanders at the Pro Bowl, Way begged Rivera to let him be in the room when he told Reaves of his selection.
Rivera agreed and allowed Way to be in the room. The video showed Reaves as he walked into Rivera’s office. Rivera had his head down and tried to play it off as if he had terrible news to tell Reaves, but he quickly picked his head up and put his hand out.
“Congratulations,” Rivera told Reaves. “You’re the Pro Bowl special teams guy. You’re the starter. You earned it, young man! Everything you’ve done, and I know your mom would be proud.
Reaves has one of the best stories in the NFL. He was an undrafted free agent out of South Alabama in 2018 and spent five years around the NFL on different teams practice squads.