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Dave Calabro chats with young Carson Wentz fan

Giovanni Hamilton has been a fan of the new Colts quarterback since he came into the league with the 13-year-old's favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

INDIANAPOLIS — Giovanni Hamilton is a Philadelphia Eagles fan and also the #1 fan of new Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz.

The 13-year-old hosts a Philadelphia sports podcast and has more than 22,000 followers on Twitter

He spoke Wednesday with 13News sports director Dave Calabro about his favorite player, the Colts' new quarterback.

"I first became a fan when he started playing. I loved him ever since he came to the Eagles. He's really the player who got me into football," Hamilton said.

Giovanni met Wentz at an Eagles practice in 2019, what he called the "best day of my life."

"I just had a connection with him because of his injury in his knee and the way he's overcome it. Because, my life, I've had 17 surgeries, it hasn't been the easiest. But seeing a football player, a  tough person, go through all this, it really helps me through stuff, to see that he overcame it so I can, too," he said.