YUKON, Okla. (AP) A 12-year-old Oklahoma boy looking for an NFL team to root for now has two to choose from.
Cade Pope needed help deciding which NFL team to support, so he wrote letters to the owners of all 32 teams asking why they deserve his loyalty.
Cade heard first from Carolina Panthers founder and owner Jerry Richardson, who sent a handwritten note as well as a replica Panthers helmet signed by All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly (KEE--klee).
Richardson says the team would make Cade proud and that he would love Kuechly, Cam Newton, Thomas Davis and Greg Olsen.
Now, San Francisco 49ers owner John York has weighed in with his own email. York says he wants Cade to get on board with the 49ers.