To all those who have stepped up in this time, when their communities need them most: NFL players are saying thank you. Inspired by the extraordinary actions of our frontline heroes, NFL players are honoring these men and women by helping to make a meaningful impact in their own communities across the country.
The NFLPA released a series of videos featuring 15 Players and NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith thanking America’s frontline heroes. Active and former players pay tribute to essential workers in videos inspired by real life stories. Many of the players have direct connection to first responders (Malcolm Butler’s mom is a nurse; Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Myron Rolle are doctors) or to the unique stories below (John Urschel is a mathematician):
1. The Great Eight (Kenyan Drake, Malcolm Butler, Dalvin Tomlinson, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Harrison Phillips, John Urschel)
Eight nurses and assistants from Washington State’s PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center volunteered their time at local nursing home Shuksan Healthcare Center that was tragically affected by COVID-19.
2. Tik Tok Doc (Cameron Jordan, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Myron Rolle, Kenyan Drake, Dalvin Tomlinson, De Smith, Ryan Kerrigan, John Urschel)
Dr. Jason Campbell reminds us how important it is to stay safe, but also keep smiling, through dance videos on Tik Tok.
3. Giant Heart, Small Town (Brandin Cooks, John Ross, De Smith, Ryan Kerrigan, Cameron Jordan)
Major Bobby Reed of the Bourbon County, Kansas sheriff’s department makes grocery and prescription deliveries for at-risk residents – and now other deputies at the department and in other states are doing the same.
4. Taking One For the Team (Matthew Cherry, De Smith, Allen Lazard, Ryan Kerrigan, Brandin Cooks, Cameron Jordan, Harrison Phillips)
Going out of his way to serve students safely during a time of distance learning, Mr. Waba served up a front porch lesson in algebra to 6th grader Rylee. His commitment to his student’s success makes him a frontliner.
5. Front Porch Lessons (John Urschel, Jarvis Landry, Harrison Phillips, De Smith)
45 people humbly offered to be recipients for the first test vaccine for COVID-19 – not previously tested on animals, with no knowledge of possible side effects.
Inspired by these and other extraordinary actions, NFL players are honoring frontline workers by helping to make meaningful impact in their own communities. Click here for more details on how NFL players are contributing during COVID-19.