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'Coach Beam' back on 'Ellen,' tries to convince DeGeneres to become Panthers fan

Braylon Beam returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday’s episode alongside his parents, Jesse and Meredith. The Denver, N.C., boy tried to convince DeGeneres to become a Panthers fan.
Braylon Beam returned to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday’s episode alongside his parents, Jesse and Meredith. The Denver, N.C., boy tried to convince DeGeneres to become a Panthers fan. YouTube/The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Braylon Beam, a Denver, N.C., boy battling brain cancer who served as honorary coach for the Carolina Panthers earlier this year, made his return to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday’s episode.

Braylon’s trip to Bank of America Stadium for Fan Fest in August was featured on the show.

“I know we’re going to win the Super Bowl this year,” he told the team during the clip. “Be brave, be positive, have the heart. Go Cats.”

Braylon, who’s also seen coaching quarterback Cam Newton on his throwing motion during his visit, takes credit for the Panthers undefeated start. DeGeneres called him a good-luck charm.

He also tried to charm DeGeneres into becoming a Panthers fan.

“I know you’re a Saints fan,” Braylon said. “We’ve got to change that around. All you have to do to be a Panthers fan is dab. I want you to be a Panthers fan, please?”

“I can be both – I like the Packers, the Panthers and the Saints,” DeGeneres replied. “But I really do, I think Cam’s an amazing quarterback. I am a fan. OK? You don’t have to beg me.”

The Lincoln County boy was surprised by Panthers coach Ron Rivera during his original appearance on “Ellen” in May.

DeGeneres gave Braylon and his parents, Jesse and Meredith, every single present awarded during her show’s 12 Days of Giveaways.

Sergio Tovar: 704-358-5941, @sergiotovar

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