Dejah Rondeau, a seventh grader who’s the beginning quarterback for the Exeter Seahawks in Exeter, N.H., revealed she was bullied by a lot of her friends for being a feminine soccer participant.
“Some folks don’t need to settle for a feminine quarterback. She’ll must put in 110 p.c when others are placing in 50,” Rondeau’s mom, Nichole Brock, instructed seacoastline.com. “However Dejah changing into the quarterback is one of the best factor that might occur to her. She’s labored actually arduous at it.”
Rondeau mentioned she was capable of tune out all of the bullies as a result of she needs to arrange to be the primary feminine quarterback within the NFL.
“You need to be mentally powerful to play quarterback,” she mentioned.
The Patriots heard her story and invited her to tour Gilette Stadium and meet proprietor Robert Kraft. She additionally performed catch with Edelman, who later introduced her with the tickets.
seventh grade quarterback Dejah Rondeau wears no. 11 in honor of @Edelman11.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 29, 2019
“I heard about your story, about going on the market and having a problem, of coping with adversity as a result of folks not accepting this, that,” Edelman mentioned. “My respect degree for you is simply by the roof since you simply ignored all of the noise and also you performed the sport all of us love and that’s soccer.”
After Rondeau was given the tickets, she mentioned she hadn’t been anticipating to go to the Tremendous Bowl.
“That was loopy,” Dejah mentioned after the shock. “I by no means knew — I by no means thought that might ever occur. I’m simply actually excited to go.”
The Patriots will tackle the Rams on Sunday in Atlanta, with kickoff slated for six:30 p.m. ET.