The Carolina Panthers may have another child who is a fan for life, but this one didn't get a game ball after a touchdown.
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 to all 32 teams asking them why he should root for their franchise.
Only one club responded to Pope. 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.