Browns guard Wyatt Teller grew up just outside of Washington D.C. in Manassas, Va. In an interview with cleveland.com last week, Teller called himself a military brat, the son of retired Army Reserve Maj. Rick Teller. It’s one of the things he loves about Northeast Ohio, the strong military ties.
It showed during the early days of training camp when the Browns had members of the military and their families out to practice and brought them on the field to collect autographs and photos from players. Teller was among the first players to greet them and signed for everyone.
“I made sure I signed everything,” Teller said. “If they asked for a picture. Yes, of course, anything they wanted, because, sometimes we we take our job pretty serious. We act like it’s life or death. What they do is life or death. And we have the freedom (for) you (to sit here) asking me questions on a beautiful day like this, and we’re not worried about war. We’re thankful for people like that.”
Teller was once again able to pay it back to a military member on Tuesday, the last day practice was open to fans. Dailanna Harber was in attendance but her husband, Brian, a 35-year member of the US Army, couldn’t attend because he is currently stationed in Saudi Arabia.
Teller is Brian’s favorite player, so getting an autograph from him was important for Dailanna. As he was heading down the line to sign, she dialed up Brian on FaceTime and he answered.
Teller, while he signed, took time to talk to Brian, making smalltalk about the time difference and a few other things.
It made Dailanna’s day.
“I’m shaking I’m so excited for my husband,” she said.
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