New Orleans Saints Super Fan Jarrius “JJ” Robertson will be honored at ESPYS

The New Orleans Saints will recognize their amazing fan Jarrius Robertson at this year’s ESPYS for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. This young man is battling a chronic liver disease, but that does not stop him from enjoying his favorite team. He is very energetic and wants the best for his Saints. While the Saints fight for him on the field, he is fighting a bigger obstacle off the field.

Robertson, who has undergone two liver transplants and 13 surgeries in 15 years, is a true example of perseverance and will to keep fighting despite the obstacles that he has to go through daily.

The Saints have brought him to away and home games for the last two seasons and was excited to tell him that he was getting an award at this year’s ESPYS. “When I first heard the news I thought I was dreaming!” said Robertson. “The ESPYS? For real? The past two years have been a blessing in so many ways for me and my family. I have been able to do things I never thought I would be able to do, but to be included with Craig Sager, Stuart Scott, Leah and Devon Still, Eric LeGrand and the man himself, Jimmy V, is truly amazing and I am really grateful and humbled.”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been a big part of helping Robertson by encouragement and making him believe that he can beat the disease.

“Jarrius is such an inspirational young man,” said New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. “His strength, determination and resolve along with his infectious energy and attitude should be an example that no matter the circumstances or adversity, with a positive outlook and embracing the motto of ‘Don’t Give Up… Don’t Ever Give Up’ there isn’t a challenge that cannot be conquered.”

“We are so lucky to be honoring such a determined and passionate individual,” said ESPYS executive producer Maura Mandt. “It may be his unparalleled enthusiasm and infectious energy that make Jarrius “JJ” Robertson the number one New Orleans Saints super fan, but it is his unbreakable spirit that will be celebrated this year.”

The Jimmy V Perseverance Award recognizes individuals that have overcame great obstacles through perseverance and determination.

Fago Franklin