ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) — "The sky's always gonna be the limit for him."
You can't ignore the pride Alana Davis has in her son Gabriel, her eldest child living out a dream.
"He believed in himself for a long time," Alana said. "I was so proud of that because for so many years I struggled with confidence but to see my son be confident in who he is, that's just the ultimate for me."
After taking up football as a little boy, Davis stayed with it. In fact, when he was nine years old, he wrote a letter to his mother and on the back, it said this:
He went on to be a standout at UCF and on April 25th, that NFL dream became a reality when the Buffalo Bills drafted him in the 4th round.
Since the day he's arrived in Buffalo, Davis has turned heads. Remember that catch in Miami? Alana was there to see it.
"For that to be the first game I got to see him play in the NFL and then score and then the play that he made," she recalled. "Even though I know what he's capable of, I think the more others realize what he's capable of, things will start moving fast for him."
But the rookie wide receiver says he wouldn't be where he is if it weren't for Alana, a single mother who raised he and his siblings. She's a strong woman herself, who's always been Davis' number one fan.
"I watched her work and sacrifice a lot for us," Gabriel said. "The biggest thing I felt like she taught me was don't ever let anybody tell you you can't do anything."
A lesson Gabriel has carried with him, learning from his mother how to be a man on and off the field. But Alana says Gabriel has taught her just as much, if not even more.
"He's helped me realize it's not how you start, it's how you finish. He re-wrote my story, he re-wrote my ending. I shine and hold my head high because of him and that's what he taught me. It's how you finish and that's been a great lesson that I've learned."