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Patriots quarterback thanks Obama after White House visit

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Patriots quarterback thanks Obama after White House visit

Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who made history in 2016 as the first black quarterback for the team, went to the White House with his team after they won the Super Bowl this past February, and after meeting with President Trump, he took to social media to publicly thank former President Barack Obama for his example.

“Dear Big O, I am writing you this letter to say thank you. I want to thank you for what you have done for this country – outside of politics,” he wrote in a note posted to Instagram on Thursday. “Honestly, I don’t know enough about politics to judge what was good or bad, but I want you to know that when you said ‘Yes We Can’ – a young man dreaming a dream from rough circumstances in Florida heard you.”

Specifically, he thanked the president for breaking stereotypes and showing that black men can do whatever they set their minds to.

“You were the President of the United States – the highest office in the world. You broke a barrier and a stereotype proving not every minority has to use a ball to make a way,” he wrote.

Brissett went with his team to the White House to present Trump with his own jersey, as is customary after a Super Bowl win, despite the fact that over 30 team members had publicly announced that they would not be going, including Tom Brady.

— Patriots’ Devin McCourty won’t attend Super Bowl trip to White House — 

Dear Big O, I am writing you this letter to say thank you. I want to thank you for what you have done for this country – outside of politics. Honestly, I don't know enough about politics to judge what was good or bad, but I want you to know that when you said "Yes We Can" – a young man dreaming a dream from rough circumstances in Florida heard you. When you were elected President for the first time I was 16 and I watched you make the never-imaginable, attainable and I heard your cry to inspire hope. I used those words as motivation and saw your achievement as an opportunity and permission to work make my dreams come true too. You were the President of the United States – the highest office in the world. You broke a barrier and a stereotype proving not every minority has to use a ball to make a way. You've inspired a lifetime of dreamers young and old. Now, kids from my community – and my future children – will know that there is no dream too big – even they could be the President of the United States. As I prepare for the honor of visiting the White House, I will be there as a Super Bowl Champion – and I will think of you, mainly because the White House is a different, and better place because you lived there. I was a kid that came from nothing and I am living out one of the greatest dreams of my life. I am just grateful for the opportunity to walk on the same steps as you did, and to have a platform to inspire and I hope to leave my mark on history the way you did. One day, when I meet you, I will shake your hand and say thank you to your face but until then this kid is going to continue to dream until I can’t anymore. Thank you for blazing a trail, but for more than that, for leaving a paved road behind you for others to climb on. The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your DREAMS – Oprah Yes we can!! DREAM BIG!! Thank you, Jacoby Brissett P.S Holla at me to help you with your broke jump shot

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