clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Alabama RB Trent Richardson Accompanies 17-Year Old Cancer Survivor To Prom

New, comments
Getty Images

Whether or not the St. Louis Rams should draft a running back with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is the subject of much debate. Not up for debate is the fact that Alabama running back Trent Richardson is a class act, who just happens to be one of the most talented runners in the draft since Adrian Peterson.

Last week I noted a story out of Alabama that Richardson was taking a 17-year old leukemia sufferer to her high school prom in Hueytown, Alabama. Richardson and Courtney Alvis went to prom on Saturday night.

"I did it out of my heart," Richardson said. "I'm lucky to be here with Courtney."

Alvis is still undergoing chemotherapy, and is making progress in her fight against the disease.

After the jump, check out the video of Richardson and his prom date.

Regardless of where you fall in the draft debate, this is a nice story, a pleasant interlude from the mindless speculation and cliches we have to suffer through this time of year.