Raiders' Karl Joseph Buys His Mom House He Promised to Get in 8th Grade

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistJanuary 17, 2017

Oakland Raiders safety Karl Joseph capped off a successful rookie season with 60 tackles, six passes defended and an interception. The first-round pick celebrated by buying his mother a house.

In his Instagram post Monday, he recalled telling her in eighth grade that he would one day give her a new home. A man of his word, the 23-year-old bought her one in Florida.

Joseph's agent, Chafie Fields, described his client's selflessness to TMZ Sports.

"He comes from very humble beginnings," Fields said. "Ultimately, his goal was being able to provide for his mom.

"He didn't want to buy himself a car. Didn't want to buy himself a house. He wanted to get his mom a house."

That sets the bar high for children everywhere, but few have recently signed a contract worth over $11 million guaranteed.

[Karl Joseph, h/t TMZ Sports]


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