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Teddy Bridgewater Responds to Twitter Request, Visits Sick Fan at Hospital

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02:  Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals looks to pass against the Florida Gators during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Brian LeighFeatured ColumnistJuly 9, 2013

Teddy Bridgewater harbors big plans for the upcoming season—his Louisville Cardinals are projected to win the AAC, and he is considered a bona fide threat to win the Heisman.

Those are dautning expectations, but after his most recent off-the-field kindness, at least he will have some karma on his side.

According to WDRB.com, after a fellow Louisville student, 21-year-old Savannah Price, needed to have a surgical procedure done, her boyfriend sent a tweet to Bridgewater asking him to visit her in the hospital.

And though he certainly has plenty of work to do for the upcoming season, the Cardinals' star quarterback came through.

Here's how it played out: Ian Kelley, Savannah's boyfriend, contacted Bridgewater during #TweetTeddyTuesday, where the QB answers questions from his 7,000-plus followers. Kelley said a hospital visit would make Savannah's day, and Bridgewater kindly said he would come:

Several days passed after Savannah's surgery, but Bridgewater never came; she figured that he was probably pretty busy. But she sent him a tweet anyway, reminding him that she was still in the hospital. Bridgewater soon responded:

This time, though, Teddy came through, heading straight to University Hospital and visiting one of his biggest fans:

"It was crazy how it was on the fly ... I was amazed," Savannah told WDRB. "I wasn't expecting to be emotional or star-struck, but when he came in through my door, I started tearing up."

It's easy to see why she was awestruck. Teddy Bridgewater isn't just a campus celebrity; he's well on his way to becoming a national one. Heisman candidacy aside, he is also considered one of the top prospects in next April's NFL Draft and could soon find his face on stadiums and billboards in an NFL city.

She's also not just a casual U of L football fan. According to WDRB, she and Kelley are so passionate about the team that they almost made Teddy their son's middle name. Savannah was pregnant during the team's Sugar Bowl run last season, so the timing would have been nice.

Savannah was being treated for Crohn's disease, getting a surgery she had been putting off for as long as possible. She was diagnosed at the age of seven, but until now had been able to subsist without an operation.

For Teddy Bridgewater to take the time out his day to see her—and to stay for 30 whole minutes—must have meant the world.

The story has a happy ending, too. Soon after Bridgewater's visit, Savannah was released from her week-long stay in the hospital:

Johnny Manziel or the vaunted Rutgers defense might be able to slow down Bridgewater's Heisman campaign. There are many legitimate obstacles in its way. But even so, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Teddy will have karma on his side.

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