Local mom sends son to Super Bowl

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Mother — Panthers Safety Tre Boston

FORT MYERS, Fla.- On Sunday night, North Fort Myers alum Tre Boston punched his ticket to Super Bowl 50.

Boston, a safety for the Carolina Panthers, had a fumble-recovery and an interception in the Panthers 49-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

On hand to watch the game in Charlotte, was his mother, Iris De Hoyos. She raised him in Fort Myers as a single mother with no help, no excuses, and guided on by the faith that her son was destined for big things.

“I could see him coming toward me,” said De Hoyos. “We both looked up, and he blew me a kiss. I’m like, God.. God did this. This is amazing.”

She said words couldn’t begin to explain her emotions as the clock struck zero, and her son was officially headed to play in the Super Bowl.

“It was so hard keeping in those emotions, because it’s just a lot, “said De Hoyos. “To actually feel it, after all these years was overwhelming.”

De Hoyos has already made plans to make the trip to Santa Clara to watch her son and the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50.

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