Summer 2024

New Orleans Saints' Cam Jordan blesses 108-year-old veteran with Super Bowl tickets

Cam Jordan really wanted to go to the Super Bowl. The New Orleans Saints defensive end came close, as his squad fell on a last-second touchdown to the Vikings in the playoffs.

Thus ended the seven-year vet’s chances of going to the big game this year — and he refuses to go unless he’s playing — but that didn’t stop him from sending someone else. Jordan, the Saints’ nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award this season, gifted two tickets to Lawrence Brooks, a 108-year-old World War II veteran.

“It just made that much more sense that he had never been to a Super Bowl to give something to him,” Jordan told the New Orleans Advocate. “As blessed as I am, I love that I can try and bless other people.”

Jordan met Brooks when he visited the Saints earlier in the season, and hoped to give the Saints fan tickets to a game the Saints would participate in. But Brooks was honored regardless.

“I really wanted to give him tickets and have the Saints be there,” Jordan said. “I definitely saw that in our plans, but it is what it is. But again, everything he did way back in his younger days just to be able to say he’s 108. He’s still a huge Saints fan. That’s love.”

It’s a fitting end to a phenomenal season for Jordan. He was named to the first-team All-Pro squad by the Associated Press for the first time in his career, and this past Sunday he played in his third Pro Bowl. With a career-high 13 sacks, Jordan ranked fourth in the NFL.

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