Everyone has taken a phone call or text from a wrong number.
Rarely has a wrong number turned out as well as it did for recent Twinsburg High School graduate Justin Deeds.
Back in March, Deeds received a text message from an unknown number. It turned out to be from a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization.
The NFL franchise was texting him about "a scheduled meeting after his Pro Day."
One slight problem: Deeds wasn’t going to be play football in college, let alone the NFL.
Deeds played the last four years at Twinsburg as a safety, but, while he plans to attend Kent State University, his football career was over.
"They texted me thinking I was Denzel Ward, who went to Nordonia," Deeds said. "It was out of the blue. I just kind of capitalized on the situation."
Deeds replied to the text "I’d be glad to do so. I’d love to be a part of the Bucs organization even though I’m a high school senior."
Upon realizing the mistake, the Bucs organization apologized and offer Deeds a gift "if you are interested and appreciate your honesty."
"I thought it was kind of weird and kind of lucky," Deeds said.
Deeds replied that if he would like to get a signed jersey of Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans. The Buccaneers replied they would provide one.
"I’m just a football fan in general," Deeds said. "I like Mike Evans. He’s been on my fantasy team before. It was just a lucky string of events."
It tool about three months for the Bucs to make good on their promise.
"I was kind of 50/50 as to whether they would actually send it," Deeds said.
Last week, however, the jersey arrived, signed by Mike Evans.
Deeds displayed himself with the jersey on Twitter, saying "Best accidental text ever."
Reporter Michael Leonard can be reached at 330-541-9442, email@example.com or @MLeonard_RPC