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Celebrating the moms who let their boys grow up to be NFL stars

Celebrating the moms who let their boys grow up to be NFL stars

Hi, Mom.

Think of the countless times that football players have looked into the sideline TV cameras and mouthed those two little words.

It was in that spirit that DirecTV gathered the mothers of some of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL draft so they could tell their story of raising sons whom millions of football fans will cheer on fall Sundays. For their participation, the mothers received subscriptions to NFL Sunday Ticket and NFLST.TV, a service that will allow them to stream the games of their sons on any connected devices — in case they’re not on hand to watch live.

The Times sat down with six of those mothers to get their perspective on how their sons got to this...

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