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Teen lands signed Bucs jersey over wrong number text

NFL team texted 18-year-old about pro day meeting

An Ohio teen turned a wrong number into a special delivery from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In March, Justin Deeds received a text message from the NFL team reminding him about a meeting after his pro day workout at Ohio State.

A great opportunity, right? The only problem is Deeds is an 18-year-old who played safety at Twinsburg High School in Ohio.

"I'd be glad to do so," Deeds texted back to the team, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "I'd love to be apart of the Bucs organization even though I'm a high school senior."

After the Buccaneers apologized for the mix-up, the team offered to send him something.

Deeds aimed high and asked for a jersey signed by wide receiver Mike Evans. On Wednesday, he received his request.

"Best accidental text ever," Deeds tweeted on Wednesday with a photo of himself holding up his new jersey.

Deeds, who will attend Kent State in the fall, told the Times he's a Cleveland Browns fan but will now cheer for the Buccaneers against any other team. 

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take," he told the Times. "If I didn't ask, I wasn't getting it, so it didn't hurt to ask."


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