‘Hey Rookie’: Trace McSorley’s Big Moment
The final episode of ESPN’s Hey Rookie: Welcome To The NFL may have featured former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in only the final four minutes of the show, but those four minutes were worth the wait.
WARNING: Before watching, be sure sure to have tissues in your general vicinity.
After following McSorley’s painstaking process of trying to prove his worth and make it to the NFL, the final episode of the show captured the emotional moment when the Penn State legend got “the call” and fulfilled his lifelong dream of becoming a professional football player.
McSorley was surrounded by his family and loved ones on the third day of the draft, whom all swarm the couch he’s sitting on as soon as his phone rings.
After hanging up the phone, McSorley’s mother had just one question for him, “Ravens?” The newly drafted quarterback’s head fell into his hands as he said, “yes,” and his entire living room erupted in cheers and tears.
It’s emotional to see any prospect achieve his dreams, but if you consider yourself a Penn State football fan and see a crying Trace McSorley after he achieves his thought-to-be-impossible dreams? You can’t help but share tears with him.
The narrator of the show reminded the audience that the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady was selected No. 199 overall in the 2000 NFL draft, and McSorley was selected two picks before that in the 2019 NFL draft.
Perhaps the higher selected Nittany Lion has the potential to break the NFL records set by the Wolverine?
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