While the local product, Exton native and Penn Charter grad built a 28-3 lead over the Patriots in the Super Bowl, he could do little more than watch as Tom Brady and the Patriots pulled off a comeback for the ages to snatch away the Lombardi Trophy.
But there was a silver lining for local fans.
Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan followed through on his promise to wear one of those distinctive green HEADStrong bracelets during the big game.
You can see it clearly in this picture of Hogan in action Sunday.
HEADStrong is the foundation dreamed up by late Ridley star athlete Nick Colleluori as he battled cancer. The organization, now carried on by his family, offers help, including a free place to stay, to families who are in the are getting treatment for cancer.
We hope Matty Ice gets another shot at the Super Bowl down the line.
In the meantime, we salute Hogan for standing with the Colleluoris and HEADStrong.