By Andre J. Thomas
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight-end, OJ Howard sponsored a book pack giveaway to for three hundred K-12 students in his hometown. The widely anticipated event the Alabama NFL star a chance to give back to the community that helped supported him from the beginning. Howard remains humble and embraced his fans throughout the day and granting photo-ops. Howard was surrounded by his family for the event.
At press-time, Howard shared hat he hopes to be able to continue the backpack giveaway annually via his O.J. Howard Got Da Juice Foundation. The 2017 NFL first-round Draft Pick further commented,
“No Child Should Attend School without their supplies. I want to start their school year off right!” ~OJ Howard
Howard, a product of small Autauga Academy, a small private Christian Academy. Viewing the small field Howard played on as a kid, I couldn’t help but to reflect on the fact that Howard’s success proves that it doesn’t matter where we begin the journey, but where we finish. Howard definitely is an inspiration to other aspiring athletes in his area. Howard has much to live up to and I believe that as long as he remains with his close knit family, he will forever be grounded and remain a hero to millions.
Best Wishes to OJ Howard as he represents Alabama with pride.
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