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9/11 Hero’s Son Grown Up Now and Playing College Football

Todd Beamer

Todd Beamer was a passenger on Flight 93, a hero whose voice who made a call to a GTE airphone operator, asking her to say the Lord’s Prayer with him before he and others tried to take the cockpit.

His final recorded words were “Let’s roll!” Thirty-seven passengers, including Beamer, and seven crew members lost their lives in the attack on Flight 93.

His eldest son, David, is playing football at his parents’ alma mater, Wheaton College in Illinois. CBS Sports featured the team in the video below, describing how, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the Wheaton Thunder football team adopted “Let’s Roll” as their motto, and how the words—and Todd Beamer’s courage—have inspired the young men who have played for Wheaton over the years.

On September 11th, Todd Beamer bravely said “Let’s roll.”At Wheaton College, his heroic words continue to leave a lasting impact.

Posted by CBS Sports on Saturday, September 10, 2016

“His son’s moved on with his life, despite the fact that he lost his dad. He’s a very strong kid. Just seeing him here shows that America is resilient,” the narrator says on the video. “Todd Beamer’s prayers have definitely been answered.”

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