Despite San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s poor performance, there were several highlights from the Niners’ 24-15 win on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos.
One of the plays, and the celebration afterwards, became the career highlight for one sports agent. San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert ran in a touchdown from 30 yards out early in the third quarter against the Broncos.
He ran hard and evaded a few tacklers on the way to the score. He looked like he was running with a purpose beyond just hitting pay dirt. That’s because he was.
Once he got to the end zone and slowed down, he dropped the ball and made a “T” with his arms in celebration of the score. Here’s why.
“Easily my greatest moment as an agent…@RMos_8Ball told me before last night’s game that he’d score a touchdown and raise a ‘T’ in honor of my dad who recently passed,” wrote Mostert’s agent Brett Tessler on Twitter on Tuesday morning. “Beyond speechless…”
Mostert’s gesture and Tessler’s revelation of the meaning behind it went viral on Tuesday, with several sportswriters commenting on Tessler’s Twitter post. Many others offered their condolences to Tessler.
“Sorry for your loss brother,” wrote sportswriter Jason La Canfora. “What a way to honor him!”
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ESPN analyst Emmanuel Acho said Mostert’s tribute to Tessler’s dad was “dope.”
And SB Nation’s Niners Nation blog said, “Sorry for your loss. An amazing gesture by an amazing person. Love when it’s bigger than football.”
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