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Kirk Cousins sent a special video to teenager who's recovering from a car accident

Kirk Cousins sent a special video to teenager who's recovering from a car accident

If you don't have friends who are like the players on Langley High School's football team, go get yourself some friends who are like the players on Langley High School's football team.

Last weekend, Hans Vollmecke, a 17-year-old junior who plays for Langley, was badly hurt after losing control of his truck while driving in heavy rain. Vollmecke suffered head trauma, a broken pelvis and bruised lungs among other injuries as a result of the wreck.

After hearing about the accident, Vollmecke's teammates started brainstorming ways to give him a boost in his recovery. They landed on one that was a longshot: Reach Kirk Cousins, Vollmecke's favorite Redskin, and ask him to send along a video for encouragement.

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That's when Bennett Norris, another Langley player, emailed an address listed in Cousins' Twitter bio and explained the situation. A few days later, Norris was shocked to receive an email back with a video of the quarterback telling Vollmecke that he's in his thoughts.

Here's a separate video that shows the moment the teenager's friends surprised him with Cousins' personalized message:

"No way," he says upon realizing what he's about to watch. The room then explodes after Cousins wraps up his remarks.

"I did not expect him to do that," Hans told Redskins.com. "He’s more than just a professional football player."

Thanks to Jake Kring-Schreifels and Scott Allen for sharing details about this story.

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Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

Winning a truck is DeAngelo Hall's fondest 2011 Pro Bowl memory

In the midst of the Pro Bowl being underway former Redskins’ defensive back DeAngelo Hall took a trip down memory lane. 

During Good Morning Football this week, the 2011 Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall said his favorite memory from the Pro Bowl wasn't exactly anything that happened on the football field.

You would think he would mention his impressive performance which included six tackles, an interception and a fumble returned for a touchdown. 

But no. His highlight of the day was winning a truck for his MVP performance. 

“I told my buddies going into it I wanted to buy a truck so I said hey, if I win this MVP I don't need to buy a truck so I called the shot ladies and gentlemen I really did," he said. 

It must have been a really special prize because to this day, he said, he still owns the truck. 

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You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

You have to see this video of Daron Payne buying his mom a house

The Redskins drafted Daron Payne with the 13th overall pick in 2018, changing the big defensive lineman's life immediately. Making the NFL is a dream for many players, but going in the first round means even more. 

It means life-changing wealth, and for Payne, the ability to keep a promise to his mother. 

Not much needs to be added when a video tells the story, but it's worth noting some of the comments from Payne's Instagram page from other NFL players. 

Redskins DL Matt Ioannidis: "This is awesome! Congrats!"

Redskins DB Quinton Dunbar: "She was patient bro that’s everything ❤️"

Packers DE Preston Smith: "Bro that’s a blessing"

Redskins Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken: "Man this is what it’s all about! 👊🏾👊🏾🔥"

Saints SS D.J. Swearinger: "Yeeeessssirrrr!!!! #congratsfoolie!!! That’s what it’s all about!! Being That Rock & Provider For The Love one!! ✊🏾"

Not the last, but maybe the best was former Redskins DL Ziggy Hood: "My guy I told myself I'm not crying on a sat morning, ✊🏾"

Payne has been one of the Redskins best players since he was drafted. In two years he's logged seven sacks and 112 tackles as a force in the middle of the team's defensive line. 

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