The New England Patriots will likely pick a player on Day 2 of the National Football League this April 29th that even the biggest of fans have probably never heard of. But who cares about that: Wellesley native Ben Lepper has been tapped by the Pats to announce the pick alongside player Lawrence Guy in Las Vegas this Friday.
Lepper, a big Patriots supporter, was chosen for the honor alongside other inspirational fans through an NFL program that in Lepper’s case partnered with the Make A Wish Foundation. Lepper has been battling to overcome leukemia, and now describes himself on social media as “a cancer survivor with nothing to lose” at Holy Cross.
On a visit to @GilletteStadium today with @MakeAWishMassRI, Ben Lepper was presented with a very important question from Robert Kraft…
Will you announce a Patriots pick at the 2022 #NFLDraft? pic.twitter.com/i47sHgZLJH
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 6, 2022
Go Ben! Go Pats!
Peter Lepper says
Ben, after the years in hospitals you have survived and will have a great start to your new life.
Bob Brown says
Hi Peter, I fondly recall Ben scrambling around on some fun youth soccer teams with our son. So glad to hear he’s doing well. Bob