Malik Willis, a Liberty University quarterback, was not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday, but he did have a memorable moment.
In a tweet, the NFL Network referred to Willis’ companion in Las Vegas as his proud “mom.”
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 28, 2022
However, it happened that the woman in the frame wasn’t his mom, according to the player, but she is a family member.
“That’s my grandma,” Malik tweeted with laughing emojis.
That’s my grandma 😂😂 https://t.co/pNcD7uuSqz
— Malik Willis (@malikwillis) April 29, 2022
The NFL Network, of course noted it mistake, but kept its sense of humor, going.
Grandma lookin’ good!
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) April 29, 2022
Malik Willis, one of the draft’s top quarterbacks, is now expected to be selected in the second round.
In the last season, Malik threw for 2,857 yards and 27 touchdowns and ran for 878 yards and 13 touchdowns.