The biggest winner of the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday was not even a player.
Gregory Hampton of Williamsburg, Virginia, a die-hard fan of the New York Giants, was awarded two season tickets for the next 100 years, NorthJersey.com reported.
Hampton was one of three finalists for the award, which was part of a promotion celebrating the NFL’s 100th season. His wife, Deborah, and sons, Jaydon and Jordon, joined him onstage after the announcement was made, WABC reported.
The other finalists were Matt MacMillan, a Philadelphia Eagles fan from Delran, New Jersey; and Hannah Pearson, a Detroit Lions fan from Birmingham, Alabama.
Hampton was in Nashville, Tennessee, when Hall of Fame defensive tackle “Mean” Joe Greene announced him as the winner. The ceremony took place moments before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell officially opened the NFL draft.