Jeffery, a large receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, dropped an intercepted passage from the orbit of New Orleans Saints Marshon Lattimore. Interception eliminated any hope that the Eagles would return to the Super Bowl.
Eagle fans sent support to Jeffery after the devastating loss, including 8-year-old Abigail Johnson.
In his letter, Abigail said: "I'm a big fan of the Eagles, when I watched the game last night I was crying".
He continued: "I think you're a fantastic player, no matter what, it takes a lot of practice and courage to catch a ball."
It was clear that Jeffery had been devastated after the failed capture. He stood face down on the ground for a moment before going to the edge while the Saints finished the game.
Abigail's letter will not be the only one delivered to Alshon Jeffery. His entire second grade class at the Sarah Starkweather Elementary in West Chester is sending him encouraging pages of words.
"We talked about empathy and kindness and we talk about how Alshon might feel," said Abigail's teacher, Alli Morris. "We wanted to upgrade it after a hard loss."
Our Jamie Apody tweeted this exciting video while Doug Pederson greeted each of his players as they entered the locker room after the game.
After the game, Jeffery said: "I have to do that play, it's about me, I'll take that loss, it's about me, I let all my teammates, the city of Philadelphia, be on me."
Hopefully, Jeffery sees Abigail's letter and feels a little better. After all, Abigail says, "Do not be angry [easily]. I know you can do it. We all know that you are a good player.
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