The Jimmy V Award almost always results in a touching moment at the ESPY Awards, and that again was the case in 2019.
Rob Mendez, a football coach born without arms and legs, was the recipient of the Jimmy V Award this year and delivered a powerful acceptance speech. In a video recorded afterward by the NFL on ESPN Twitter account, Mendez cited Tom Brady as a big source of inspiration for him, saying he’d give the New England Patriots quarterback an ESPY if he could.
Jimmy V Award winner Rob Mendez says if he could, he’d give an ESPY to Tom Brady for being an inspiration.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 11, 2019
On Thursday morning, Brady appeared to catch wind of Mendez’s shoutout, tagging the coach in an Instagram story.
Good to see the mutual respect between the two.