Being able to provide for family and friends is one of the many luxuries that comes along with being a professional athlete. It's a life-changing experience for both the player and the player's loved ones.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper, who is entering his third NFL season, was able to give his mom the house and car of her dreams, and he posted a photo on Instagram for the world to see.
The fact that Cooper can do such a thing at the young age of 22 has to be an exhilarating feeling for his mom. She also must be proud of what he's doing on the football field.
He became an instant star at Alabama, catching 228 passes for 3,463 yards and 31 touchdowns during his college career. That led to Cooper being drafted fourth overall by the Raiders in 2015.
The Miami native has seen his success continue in the NFL. Cooper led Oakland in receiving yards in each of his first two seasons and was second in receptions behind Michael Crabtree both years.
Cooper is proving how productive he can be on the field, while remembering how he got to this point by giving back to his family off the field. And when it's all said and done, those are the things that matter most.
-- Josiah Turner
Amari Cooper provides mom with dream house and car