New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple may be 20 years old, but he's still not grown up enough to deny his mother the pleasure of driving him to his first day of practice as an NFL player.
Early Thursday morning, the NFL rookie's mom, Annie Apple, posted a video to Twitter of herself driving Eli to the training facility at MetLife Stadium. According to mom, she's been driving her son to football practice since he was a kid and couldn't pass up the chance to drop him off at training camp again.
"It's Eli's first day," Annie says, with excitement in her voice.
Eli's first day as a NY Giants😊. It's hard to turn off the mommy meter at these pivotal moments. Corny & proud. #tbt pic.twitter.com/uA3WpoxAFA— Annie Apple (@SurvivinAmerica) June 23, 2016
The proud mother then posted a video of her son walking toward the bus, narrating his every move, with the hashtag #MommyCam.
"Look at Eli," Annie, a Twitter star in her own right, says, proudly. "Aw, he's putting in his bag in the bus with other grown people."
Apple — a New Jersey native who was the 10th overall pick in the NFL draft in April — is probably hoping his new teammates don't see the 'aww...mom' moment.
But really, who hasn't been in that situation? At least before you got your driver's license.