One of the biggest night’s of Alabama running back Trent Richardson’s life will take place next Thursday in New York, but he spent this weekend helping to create one of the best nights of someone else’s life.
Richardson, who is expected to be one of the first players off the board in the first round, escorted 17-year-old Courtney Alvis to her high school prom on Saturday night after Alvis’ uncle reached out to some of Richardson’s friends at the university. Alvis was diagnosed with leukemia last year and is currently taking chemo maintenance treatments, according to WBRC-TV in Birmingham.
“I did it out of my heart,” Richardson said. “I’m lucky to be here with Courtney.”
Richardson’s mother has also battled cancer, something he said prompted him to accept the invitation. Whatever the reason, it’s a good turn by Richardson to help make the night a special one.
Whichever team winds up with Richardson next week is going to be looking for the same kind of fairy tale.