Instead of currently partaking in organized team activities, many NFL players are leading the way and helping their community. Las Vegas Raiders running back Jalen Richard is no different.
Early on Monday, the NFL posted a message on Twitter about the positive impact players are having around the United States amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Rightfully so, the Tweet had the hashtag #CommunityMVP.
Richard, who signed a two-year deal earlier this year, was recognized for funding gas cards for volunteers who are delivering food to low-income families and children in the Louisiana community.
“It had me feeling some type of way,” Richard said in an interview with The Athletic. “It’s so many other names and so many other instances of Black people getting killed by the police. It’s crazy because it almost becomes the norm to see on social media, which is outrageous. That’s why we’re at the point where we at now.”
“For me, football has been everything to get me to this point. I understand that it’s not goin’ be there every day, so I got to find things that I like to do and things I enjoy. And, be an entrepreneur.”
In his career, Richard has 233 carries, 1,170 yards and three touchdowns. Also, he’s been an asset in passing downs with 60 catches, 1,380 yards, has averaged 8.6 per reception and three receiving touchdowns.
On and off the field, Jalen Richard is a difference maker and we don’t have to wait until the season starts to see it.
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