Philadelphia Eagles Players Doing Amazing Work for the Community
The Philadelphia Eagles return to action this weekend after their Bye Week allowed many players to hit the Reset Button Physically and Mentally. While some players stayed home to rest or took their families on vacations, a couple of Eagles were seen doing charity work in the community.
Before the Eagles began preparations for their rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs, Rookie Defensive Line Jalen Carter hosted an event for the Boys and Girls Club in Philadelphia. With 150 kids in attendance, Carter treated everyone in attendance to a Thanksgiving-themed event:
Jalen Carter is the frontrunner to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year thanks in part to his 14 Quarterback Hurries and five Tackles For Loss this season. According to Pro Football Focus, Carter is the highest-rated rookie in the NFL this season, ahead of Houston Texans Quarterback CJ Stroud.
Two-time First-Team All-Pro Right Tackle Lane Johnson has been one of the most reliable players for the Eagles over the last seven years. Johnson has done plenty of charity work in the community during his playing career in Philadelphia and his latest work was highlighted during the Veterans Day Week. Johnson has been sending Military Families to NFL Away Games this season as his way of saying "Thank You" for their service and the sacrifices by the family members of Military Personnel.
Aside from Johnson's partnership with Jason Kelce on the "Philly Special Christmas Album" that raises money for local charities, Johnson has donated his own money to help his Junior College that he attended before playing at the University of Oklahoma (Kilgore College). Johnson has also partnered with Kooth, a digital mental health platform that helps teenagers and young adults.
The Eagles organization has consistently been activity with local charities in the Philadelphia region, so its great to see players like Jalen Carter and Lane Johnson continue that tradition.
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