High school quarterback scores 8 touchdowns one day after his mother died from cancer
A Monmouth County high school senior played a record-setting football game just one day after suffering a major loss.
Red Bank Catholic’s quarterback Alex Brown played what was probably the hardest game of his life last week and credits his performance to his guardian angel – his mother.
Brown scored eight touchdowns at last week’s game against Morris Catholic. It was just one day after Brown lost his mother Michelle to breast cancer after a 14-year fight with the illness.
Brown tweeted about it after the game.
“Yesterday I lost my amazing mother. Today I scored eight touchdowns. Thank you for watching over me, mama,” Brown wrote.
The tweet went viral and messages of support came pouring in, including from pro football icon Tom Brady and Quenton Nelson, a former Red Bank Catholic athlete.
Brown, known as “AB” to his friends, said that he was inspired by his mother’s strength to play the night after she died.
“I knew my mom was with me. I knew it was going to be a special night from the get-go,” Brown says. “Her fighting for 14-15 years against cancer is pretty inspiring…she made me a strong person and she made me a courageous person and I’m going to take that with me,” says Brown
Brown’s mother may have been watching over the team once again, so they scored another win this Friday night as well.
Red Bank Catholic is now headed to the state championship.
Brown will be a freshman at Bucknell University in the fall and will be playing for the college football team.