Yetur Gross-Matos overcame heartbreaking life odds on his journey to NFL

More often than not, the NFL springs up with beautiful stories involving players and their families indulging in heartwarming events and winning the love of the NFL community across the country. However, sometimes we come across inspiring stories from football that the younger generation can take as inspiration to hone their craft and be better at everything they do.

One of those stories is that of Yetur Gross-Matos, the former Penn State DE who has made his way into one of the most coveted and storied franchises in the entire league. Let’s take a look at the awe-inspiring story of this youngster, who looks to take the league by storm this season.

Yetur Gross-Matos’ painful journey to NFL

The 26-year-old Yetur Gross-Matos has already seen a ton of hardships in his life to toughen him up. From having his father die while saving him from drowning in his childhood to seeing his older brother and his inspiration pass away after being struck by lightning, this youngster has seen it all. Now that he gets his big break in the league, he will look to make the most of this opportunity and make his family proud.

The news of all the troubles Yetur faced made its way to social media. Netizens from all over poured heartwarming messages under the post and expressed their love and support for the DE. One user echoed the sentiment: “Wow, that’s absolutely heartbreaking but he’s right where he needs to be his dad made the ultimate sacrifice and because of that his son is changing the weath for generations to come.”

Yetur Gross-Matos signs with 49ers

From the looks of the current situation, it seems that the Gross-Matos family can finally put the bad times behind them as Yetur secured a trade to the current NFC champions, the San Francisco 49ers, and is almost a guaranteed starter for the upcoming season.

According to the 49ers Webzone, the Bay Area outfit strengthened their ranks by securing the services of Yetur Gross-Matos after roping him in for an $18 million 2-year deal from the Carolina Panthers. Even after nursing a hamstring injury for most of the season, Gross-Matos was able to impress the 49ers scouts, who were already on the lookout for a competent DE after succumbing to the Kansas City Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl.

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