Madison Carter reflects on her devastating loss.
Almost a week later Ryan Mallet When he died seemingly drowned, his girlfriend paid tribute to the former NFL star’s legacy with a touching tribute.
“I’ve been praying for you for 27 years and we finally found each other,” she wrote in a July 2 Facebook post. “I trust that God has a plan for everything, but I don’t think I’ll ever understand why this happened. I’m so sorry I couldn’t save you and I hope you know how hard I tried.”
Carter further noted that Mallett – whose career has included playing for the New England Patriots, Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens – is “talented, dedicated and passionate.”
“Those of us lucky enough to know your heart know that it was even bigger than your larger-than-life personality and stature,” she continued. “It was never about you, it was always about others. I have heard you say several times, ‘There are so many good people in this world,’ and that statement alone shows what kind of person you were. Always looking for the good.”‘”