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Carson Wentz, Eagles send family of ‘Dutch Destroyer’ to Super Bowl

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz embraces the Kusters family Oct. 23 after defeating the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. James Lang-USA TODAY Sports1 / 2
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FARGO - When the Philadelphia Eagles take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday night in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, looking to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history, they will have the family of the “Dutch Destroyer” cheering them on.

In a Twitter post on Friday, the Eagles confirmed that they, along with former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz, sent tickets to the Kusters family to watch the game in person.

Lukas Kusters, who had been diagnosed with cancer, met Wentz in May of 2017, a meeting arranged by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Lukas went to the Eagles stadium and spent the day with him and his teammates. At the end of the visit, Lukas gave Wentz a “Dutch Destroyer” bracelet, a bracelet that Wentz wears to this day.

Lukas died last June.

The Kusters traveled to Fargo in November for a Bison football game.

Even though Wentz will not play in the Super Bowl, he will be cheering for the Eagles along with the Kusters in hopes of bringing home the Lombardi trophy for the first time in franchise history. Philadelphia is playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.