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Wholesome video alert: Bucs corner Ross Cockrell and teammates watch his sister advance to Olympic finals

August 02, 2021

Over the course of the first week at the Olympics, it felt like a vast majority of the coverage veered into the negative department. That makes the positive stuff all the more worthy of our attention and praise, and this moment at training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would fall in that category.

Ross Cockrell, who just re-signed with the Bucs thus past April, is not the only athlete in his family. His sister Anna made it to Tokyo to run in the 400-M hurdles race, and she had a chance to advance to the finals on Monday night. 

Prior to a film session ahead of practice, the entire team and coaching staff were gathered to watch Anna's race, and it yielded one of the more wholesome videos you'll see throughout these 2020 Summer Games. Ross, now in his eighth year as an NFL cornerback, is in the red mask cheering on Anna, as are all of his teammates:

Welp, that's just about as heartwarming as it gets. Anna wound up finishing second, making a late charge to advance to the finals, which will take place on Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. ET. She caught wind of this clip and, not surprisingly, was very emotional:

Anna couldn't hog all the spotlight for much longer, though. According to ESPN Bucs beat reporter Jenna Laine, big bro had three interceptions in practice on Monday. Everything coming up Cockrell:

Good news for Anna is the spotlight will literally be all hers on Tuesday night. No training camp interception can possibly compete with a race for an Olympic medal.