Landon Dickerson to auction railroad tie truck bumper, signed helmet to help firefighter
Alabama fan favorite Landon Dickerson is making a huge gesture to help a firefighter battling cancer.
The former Crimson Tide center, who is projected to be among the centers taken in the spring NFL Draft, has setup an auction to help a Miami firefighter battling lung cancer. The prizes are, “Landon’s Infamous Bama Bumper” (signed by Mac Jones, Devonta Smith, Najee Harris, Thomas Fletcher, Deonte Brown, and Alex Leatherwood) and an authentic game worn helmet signed by members of Alabama’s recent national championship team.
Here is a link to the auction.
Dickerson shared on the “Marty & McGee” show on the SEC Network on Saturday that Brian Wolnewitz is a Miami firefighter who one of the Alabama coaches knew, and his cancer battle came up while Alabama was in the national championship in Miami. Wolnewitz is a huge Alabama fan, and members of the fire station got him tickets to the game, Dickerson said.
“When I heard about that, that spoke volumes about who he was as a man,” Dickerson said. “How much his guys respect him and just wanted to take care of him. I have a soft spot for people who are first responders out there living their life to help others and serve their community. Also, I have a history of cancer in my family. So really on both ends of that, I kind of felt it personally.”
Dickerson drew attention from Marty Smith and Ryan McGee of the SEC Network for having a railroad tie attached to the front bumper of his truck. And that will be part of the auction prize.
“Alabama fans across the country have an opportunity to buy it,” Dickerson said.
I’m raffling off the infamous BAMA BUMPER- signed by some teammates + a helmet signed by the National Championship team! All proceeds will go directly Captain Wolnewitz’s family as he battles Stage 4 Cancer 🙏🏼 Link in my bio to get your tickets #RollTide https://t.co/KJIFjXO3Kk pic.twitter.com/bCu3AxZRND
— Landon Dickerson (@Landon_2012) February 3, 2021