Los Angeles Rams' Brandin Cooks Pays for Team Custodian to Attend Super Bowl LIII

For many football fans, the chance of attending the Super Bowl is little more than a dream, given the enormous demand for tickets and the exorbitant prices.

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks clearly knows attending the big game is beyond the reaches of many and has organized for the team custodian to attend the Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.

Alfonso Garcia and his son, Josh, will get to cheer on the Rams when they take on the New England Patriots in Atlanta after Cooks paid for the tickets, flights and accommodation.

If the 25-year-old's generosity was impressive, his modesty was even more striking. Cooks, the 20th overall pick of the 2014 draft, did not disclose the news and it was left to Rams wide receiver Robert Woods to make the gesture public.

"I walked by and just happened to see that encounter," Woods told Mike Jones of USA Today of the moment he realized Cooks had arranged tickets for Garcia.

"That's the type of teammate he is, and a leader."

It has since transpired that Cooks organized his act of kindness before the Rams left California for Atlanta last week. When asked about the reasons that prompted him to help out Garcia, the Rams receiver said the day porter was a "special soul" and wanted to give him the chance what could be a historic night for the franchise.

"He keeps our locker room in tip-top shape. He has such a special soul," he explained.

"Someone that I found myself drawn to once I got there and I see him around the facility all the time.

"I just felt like it would be special for him to see that he is a part of this success as well, and I wanted him to be able to be at the Super Bowl with his son to enjoy that."

Sunday night promises to be an emotional occasion for Cooks, as he will face his former teammates.

The California native spent one season in New England and was on the losing side of Super Bowl LII as the Patriots lost 41-33 to the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis.

The Patriots are back in the Super Bowl and have become only the third team to reach the big game in three straight seasons after the Miami Dolphins between 1972 and 1974 and the Buffalo Bills Between 1991 and 1994.

Along with Woods, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, Cooks was an integral part of the Rams' offense this season, which was ranked second in the NFL in terms of points scored and yards gained per game. Cooks started every game in the regular season, finishing with 80 receptions for 1,204 yards and five touchdowns.

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Brandin Cooks #12 of the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII Opening Night at State Farm Arena on January 28 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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