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Pattonville High School Senior Gets NFL Draft Stage

Jesse Farmer's home sustained serious damage in the Good Friday Tornado.

Patch continues to follow the aftermath of thewhich wreaked havoc on the lives of thousands of people in the St. Louis area. This weekend, the St. Louis Rams and the National Football League are reaching out to the families impacted by the storm.

Jesse Farmer, a senior at and a Pirate football player, was flown with his family to New York City Friday. On Saturday, Farmer announced the Rams' fourth-round draft choice in front of the assembled crowd at Radio City Music Hall.

Commentators from the NFL Network also paused from their draft analysis to give Farmer the chance to make the pick (Hawaii receiver Greg Salas) heard in cable homes around the country. Host Rich Eisen talked about how Farmer hopes to go to college and one day be a firefighter.

Patch spent the weekend talking with the Farmer family and will have that story later this weekend.

In addition, the Rams invited fellow Pirate gridder Anthony Brooks to a VIP Draft party in St. Louis Friday night.

Ryan & Tammy Cole May 04, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Jesse has such an inspiring story! What a nice kid. My heart goes out to all the people who suffered damaged. We were lucky and didn't get affected much. We've been blessed and have helped out as much as we can. We really love living here in Maryland Heights (we're fairly new to the area) and have seen how great this community and people really are. This disaster has brought out the very best in already great people. Hang in there, Jesse!

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