Boy writes letter to all 32 NFL teams asking why he should root for them

Linebacker Luke Kuechly signed a helmet to win over Cade Pope.

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A 12-year-old boy from Oklahoma searching for an NFL team to root for took matters into his own hands.

Cade Pope wrote a letter two weeks ago to all 32 teams asking them why he should root for their franchise.

Only one club responded to Pope. Last Thursday, the sixth-grader received a handwritten letter from Carolina owner Jerry Richardson, who said he’d be honored if the youngster became a Panthers backer. Pope also got a helmet signed by the team’s star linebacker, Luke Kuechly.

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Pope, though, did not declare his fandom. "If this is the only team that responds to me, I’m a Carolina Panthers fan," he said.

(Hat Tip: Bleacher Report)