Almost inevitably, when a kid gets drafted into the NFL – and especially when he gets drafted by the Dallas Cowboys – he cites his boyhood favorite team as being “America’s Team.”
And quite often, it’s the truth. But in the case of Texas native DeMarvion Overshown, the University of Texas Longhorns linebacker who grew up in the tiny town of Arp (population 926), the kid has receipts.
“It means the world, growing up around nothing but Cowboys fans, as basically they were my hometown team,” Overshown explained. “Getting that call where it says ‘The Star,’ and then hearing Jerry Jones’s voice, that meant the world to me, and it’s a feeling that I’ll never forget and I’ll cherish forever.”