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Auburn's Chris Davis signs autographs to raise money for fan battling rare form of epilepsy

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Auburn's Chris Davis poses for a picture with Trey Belvin and his family during a fundraising event, Friday, July 11, 2014. (abc3340.com) Auburn's Chris Davis poses for a picture with Trey Belvin and his family during a fundraising event, Friday, July 11, 2014. (abc3340.com)
We all have our sports heroes:  players we've watched from afar do great things on the field. And sometimes they do great things off it as well ... Which makes them more than just sports heroes. It makes them good people.

Trey Belvin was one of about 90,000 fans in the stands at Jordan-Hare Stadium for one of the greatest plays in Auburn football and Iron Bowl history.  

"I was just really really excited," Trey Belvin said. "I immediately got out my phone and there was somebody near by and I was like can you start videoing us?  It was me and my dad.  So I have it all on video and I can watch it any day."

While the thrilling upset victory over No. 1 Alabama was one of the best moments of his life, Belvin has since been diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy, a disease that has him fighting for his life and forced to travel to Ohio for an operation that he hopes will cure him.

"It was really no choice," said Belvin's father, Charles Belvin. "We had to do the brain surgery and the best place in the country is the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio."

Enter Chris Davis, the man behind the now-famous play dubbed "Kick Six." The Woodlawn High School product who signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers decided to use his notoriety among the Auburn Family to help offset the Belvin family's expenses when they travel to Ohio by selling autographs at $25 a pop. Despite not having met Trey, Davis agreed to donate all the proceeds to his family.

"I didn't know who he was until he walked through the door and introduced himself," Davis said. "It's always great to meet new people and especially to help try and save people's lives. That goes a long way."

While most Auburn fans will remember No. 11 for his incredible 109-yard return to beat that team from Tuscaloosa, the Belvin family will remember him for something much bigger than any football play.

"Me, personally, it'll be this specific event because this is directly touching my son's life and my life, and we're just ecstatic," Charles Belvin said.

"There's nothing like saving somebody's life," Davis said. "I'm happy for this opportunity to do so."

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