Rams ‘Fan of the Year’ — Compton firefighter Deonte McReynolds


Deonte McReynolds was surprised by a visit to Fire Station No. 2 by the Rams mascot to announce his selection as “Fan of the Year.” Courtesy Los Angeles Rams


Firefighter, Compton native lifelong Rams fan


COMPTON (MNS) — The Los Angeles Rams have named Compton firefighter Deonte McReynolds, “Fan of the Year.”

McReynolds, an 11-year veteran of the Compton Fire Department, and a lifelong Rams fan, was born and raised in Compton, His wife ,Brittany, who submitted his nomination for the title, said her husband wears his Rams jersey every game day, “even if he has to work at the fire station.”

The Rams, who moved back home to Los Angeles in 2016, “Are a huge part of my husband’s identity,” Brittany added. “They give him hope. I can remember when we moved my grandmother from Houston to Los Angeles driving a U-Haul that broke down, my husband didn't fret because we got to watch the Rams-Tampa Bay game in the truck on the iPad.

“As a firefighter for an underserved community, my husband goes to work day in and day out giving his all to a community that is so often neglected and forgotten and he does it so proudly,” said Brittany. “He exemplifies a super fan and I truly am his because of all of those things.”

The Rams surprised Deonte at his fire station to break the news to him, and Safety John Johnson, III face-timed him to break the news of his selection as Fan of the Year. With the honor  comes a tour of SoFi Stadium. Rampage, the Rams mascot also made a surprise visit to the station to present Deonte with a personalized jersey and a $500 fan shop gift card.

Metropolis News Service.