No player gets to the NFL by himself.
For Kayvon Thibodeaux, the second-year outside linebacker wouldn't be where he is today without his mother, Shawnta Loice. So, it only seemed fitting to repay her.
The former fifth overall draft choice recently surprised her with a house. Now the whole family can gather for meals, holidays, and of course, Giants games when they can't make them in person.
"You do all this, you work so hard, you put everything on the line every day just so that your family can be happy," Thibodeaux said in a video he posted to social media. "When I was in high school, I had to live with another family, and after that, I went to college. So for five years of my life I never had dinner with my mom. We never sat at the table with my family. We never had a place for all the family to get together for Christmas and for holidays when the time came. Now just being able to provide that is a blessing. I guess I just want this video to be an inspiration."
Watch the full video below as Thibodeaux surprises his mom after driving through where he grew up in Los Angeles.
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