Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) lies on the turf in front of New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) after the Saints intercepted a pass in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. The Saints won 20-14. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Eagles' player who dropped pass thanks 2nd-grader for letter

January 18, 2019 - 1:39 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been getting lots of support from fans after dropping a critical pass in a playoff game, including from a second-grader who wrote him a supportive letter.

Jeffery stopped by Abigail Johnson's classroom in West Chester on Thursday to thank her and her classmates at Sarah Starkweather Elementary.

In her letter , Abigail says she thinks he's "an awesome player no matter what. It takes a lot of practice and courage to catch a ball."

After Sunday's loss against the New Orleans Saints, Jeffery said he let all his teammates and the city of Philadelphia down.

Abigail's teacher, Alli Morris, says she had her students write to Jeffery after they talked about empathy and kindness.

She says they "wanted to boost him up after a tough loss."

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