NFL teams respond to boy’s letter with free gear

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SEDALIA, Mo. -- A 10-year-old boy from Sedalia penned a letter to the NFL describing his love for football.

Little did he know teams from all over would start responding. FOX 4's Judy Le spoke with Connor Ladd, the young fan whose enthusiasm for the game is higher than ever.

In the letter, Connor mentioned his idols and his goal of visiting every stadium before graduating high school.

It started with a package arriving unexpectedly from the Tennessee Titans. Then another team responded. Before he knew it, that one letter he wrote had brought a series of packages full of NFL swag to his door. So far, 15 teams have responded.

Connor's mom, Holly, began filming her son opening each package sent. She even started to get in on the excitement.

"Seeing him go to the mailbox every day was really exciting," Holly said.

Though many teams have sent him souvenirs, the Chiefs are the only team he will always root for.