Reggie Wayne was one of the league's premier wide receivers back in the mid-00s, and he's still nobody to sleep on as his 1,355-yard season last year will suggest. It's a level of skill that will accrue you a lot of wealth; that come-into-practice-in-a-helicopter-like-it's-nobody's-business type of wealth. That's not just an overly long hyperbole either, because Wayne really did enter Colts training camp in a helicopter.
Reggie Wayne has arrived pic.twitter.com/ClLNTWbgIt— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) July 27, 2013
Wayne's entrance had a deeper meaning though. The wide receiver brought 20-year-old IU Health patient Matt Sercer along for the ride. He lost his right foot and most of his left leg as a result of a farming accident last December, and Wayne considered him a source of inspiration:
A lot of things were not expected of Matt to be able to walk again and things of that nature. But as you can see, he’s here standing with me. Got out the chopper, he walked over. Guys like Matt and stories like Matt’s, they’re the real heroes. It inspires you to go out there and do great and prove people wrong. A lot of people didn’t think Matt would be able to walk again, and he’s out here moonwalking with me.
It's a good move by Wayne, showing style doesn't have to be without substance.
[via For The Win]