Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff has previously expressed his excitement to learn and incorporate himself in his new, hard-working city of Detroit. However, before he leaves for the Motor City for good, he’s giving back to the Southern California community he’s made his home for the past five years.
This week, Goff stopped by Warren Lane Elementary, a public school in Inglewood, California, to help unveil a newly-renovated library.
“You can change lives,” Goff said according to ABC7.com’s Ashley Mackey. “And that’s something that I’ve really become passionate about and especially at the youth level in cities like Inglewood.”
Currently, all proceeds that come from Goff’s apparel line, JG16, go directly to schools of underserved communities, providing “various needs such as meals, learning tools, and other programs for students.”
“It’s really fun for me and really fulfilling,” Goff said. “But most importantly, to give these kids a chance to have a good space to read and to learn and to improve their literacy.”
Given all of the community outreach programs Matthew Stafford and his wife Kelly provided over the past 12 years, it appears the city of Detroit may still be in good hands with Goff’s philanthropic efforts.
- With the Lions still planning to sit out offseason workouts, three players stand to miss out on bonuses this year:
Per spotrac, only 3 Lions stand to lose out on workout bonuses.— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) April 18, 2021
Jamie Collins - $200,000
Jahlani Tavai - $50,000
Will Harris - $30,000 https://t.co/Cg1Pn24k98
- I think this is a valuable resource for the NFL Draft both before and after the selections are made. Bruce Feldman of The Athletic spoke to two dozen NFL coaches to get quotes on the most notable prospects in this year’s draft. Here’s a NSFW sample from a coach talking about Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah:
“I fucking love that guy. He’s an explosive athlete. You put on the film and he’s played nickel and he’s going after the football every time he makes a tackle. I think he’s more ready to play linebacker in the NFL than Isaiah Simmons was”
- It appears congratulations are in order for Lions defensive lineman Kevin Strong:
- In case you haven’t had enough Micah Parsons for one day—via my profile on him—Chris Burke of The Athletic also made the case for Parsons to Detroit.