Ben and Mary’s friendship began in elementary school and was first noticed by their fourth grade teacher, Tracey Spogli. “He watched over her constantly,” Spogli told PennLive.com. “If she was looking like she wasn’t having fun, he would go over and talk to her. He would pull her in to what ever activity they were doing. He just always watched out for her.”
It was then Ben, who would later become quarterback, made his promise. But it almost never happened.