Tristan Wirfs has mother walk red carpet outside home ahead of NFL Draft
NFL Draft prospects were supposed to gather in Las Vegas for this year’s draft, but the health crisis changed those plans. Players are now at their homes, and teams are drafting from home as well.
But the switched plans did not rob one prospect of helping his mother experience the enjoyment of the draft experience.
Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs had a red carpet set up outside his home, and his mother got to walk down it and receive some flowers from her son. This was their way for her to experience the magnitude of what this night represents.
Who needs Vegas? Highly-rated OT Tristan Wirfs invites his mom, Sarah, to walk the red carpet in front of their home in Mount Vernon, Iowa. They lived in a trailer park until Tristan was 5. In a few hours, he will be a first-round pick. #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/yO7iUxE9WH
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) April 23, 2020
Tristan Wirfs (@TristanWirfs74) and his mom would be in Las Vegas for tonight's draft, but because it's virtual, they did what they could to still make it a special night, including a red carpet. pic.twitter.com/rRannNUitQ
— Josh Christensen (@jchristensenTV9) April 23, 2020
Wirfs is expected to be a top 15 pick in the draft and will end up signing for life-changing money. Beyond that, he’s giving his family a life-changing experience. It was cool they were able to make the most of the situation.