Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons star defensive lineman Grady Jarrett is partnering with the NFL to send a young Falcons fan who lost three family members in a house fire last month to Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
Jarrett surprised the young fan, 12-year-old Taeden Johnson, on a Zoom call with two tickets to this year's championship game in Tampa, Fla. It will be the first NFL game for Johnson, who also received encouraging words from Jarrett during the call.
Johnson escaped the fire in his family's mobile home in Athens, Ga., on Jan. 27 and ran to a neighbor's home to contact emergency responders. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Johnson tried to re-enter the mobile home to save his family, but his mother, grandmother and little sister died in the blaze.
Jarrett and the Falcons are providing transportation and hotel accommodations for Johnson and one additional guest. The NFL is providing the tickets for Johnson and his guest.
The Falcons said Johnson's mentor, Zac Hendrix, created a GoFundMe page that has already raised more than $200,000 to help support Johnson.