Ravens WR Steve Smith Makes a Dream Come True, Escorts Teen with Autism to Prom

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 27, 2016

When Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith found out that North Carolina teen Aubrey Bridges wanted to go to prom with him, the veteran wideout had just one question.

What day is it?

As long as he was available, he was more than happy to make the young girl's dream come true. And the Dream On 3 foundation helped make it happen.

Bridges, an 18-year-old who has autism and a rare disorder called vein of Galen malformation, saw Smith dancing in a video one time and thought he would make a great prom date. Little did she know at the time she would wind up getting an up-close look at the NFL star's dance moves.

Once Smith—who tore his Achilles in November—saw that he was available to escort Bridges to prom, he made things happen.

Even though he wasn't the one in high school, he wanted to be a gentleman and be the one who did the asking. The 36-year-old Raven made a video promposal, and the rest is history.

Bridges wound up being named prom queen, putting a ribbon on a night to remember.

[Baltimore Ravens, WBTV; h/t For The Win]


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