By Ray Boyd

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — We’ve had the pleasure of following Emmanuel Acho’s story throughout the off-season as the Eagles linebacker decided to make a dream come true for a young fan by accompanying her to the prom.

Emmanuel Acho accompanies Eagles fan, Hannah Delmonte, to her prom.

Emmanuel Acho accompanies Eagles fan, Hannah Delmonte, to her prom (credit: The Brand Architects).


Acho received the prom request from Hannah Delmonte, a devoted Eagles fan from Purceville, Va. Acho responded by challenging Delmonte to get 10,000 retweets and if they were reached, he would take her to prom.

She earned that and then some and Acho surprised her at her school to make their trip to prom official.

Acho spoke with the 94WIP’s Sports Beyond Measure podcast about the surprise.

On Saturday, Acho followed through on the promise and accompanied Delmonte to her prom. Not only did the linebacker take her to prom, he serenaded his date as well.

Acho’s choice of song was the Ed Sheeran hit, “Thinking Out Loud.” Click here to hear Acho’s rendition of the song.

Photos from Emmanuel Acho’s trip to prom:

The Sports Beyond Measure Podcast is a weekly sports podcast that delivers a fun perspective on the latest headlines in national sports, Philadelphia professional sports and community-based sports. The series is hosted by 94 WIP’s Vince Quinn, Ray Boyd and Eric “Turtle” Golden. You can download/subscribe for free on iTunes.