Photo: Amari Cooper repays mother with house, car of her dreams

Nov 21, 2016; Mexico City, MEX; (EDITORS NOTE: CAPTION CORRECTION) Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) avoids a tackle by Houston Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader (98) to score the winning touchdown at Estadio Azteca. Oakland beat Houston 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Former Alabama WR Amari Cooper just repaid his mother in an amazing way.

Cooper shared a photo from his Instagram account showing his mother in front of her new car and her new house. Cooper had the following caption on his photo.

I grew up in the projects, we didn’t even own a car.. The whole story is way too long and melancholic, but just know a dream can go a long way if it’s followed by faith and hard work. It took us 20+ years but now my mother has the house and car of her dreams. You deserve it mama, I love you. #JustTheBeginning

Cooper is a two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Raiders, and although he makes some serious noise on the field, he keeps a quiet life off the field.

According to AL.com, Cooper told a story during the 2014 Heisman Trophy ceremony week back in 2014 that his mother didn’t even remember.

They didn’t have a car, so she had to walk about three miles to the Milam’s Market on McDonald Street.

Cooper remembered telling his mom he was too tired to make the walk there and back one day. When she returned, marks lined Green’s arms where she carried all the bags a few miles home.

Cooper called himself selfish.

“I just kept it to myself. It was just an example of how hard she worked, her getting off work so late or working so hard all ready,” a relaxed Cooper said Saturday night on a couch 45 floors above Times Square. “She sacrificed for us. You want to know how much somebody loves you, just look at how much they sacrifice.”

Now a star in the NFL, Cooper has never forgotten the sacrifices his mother made for him when he was younger. The world could use more Amari Coopers.

[H/T 247Sports]

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