MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—It’s the Ravens’ offseason, but one player remains engaged with fans.
As Mary Bubala reports, it’s all in the name of fitness.
Old Mill Middle School in Millersville showed off school spirit as one of the Ravens’ biggest stars, Ray Rice, came to congratulate students on their efforts to eat healthier and play harder as part of the NFL Play 60 initiative.
“What you put in your body is what you get out of your body. You eat junk, your body is going to perform like junk,” Rice said.
Rice spoke to the middle and high school students, many of them from the football team that won the state championship. Players were able to ask Rice questions and get his advice.
“I have seen some guys who had the same dream as me, same dream to make it to the NFL, but they made one or two bad decisions in their life and their dream became a total nightmare,” Rice said.
Rice then moved to the school’s gym with a different group of students to get active. The main theme behind the NFL Play 60 campaign is tackling childhood obesity by encouraging kids to be active for 60 minutes a day. Rice showed students some training camp basics, and the students followed in the running back’s footsteps.
Rice attends Play 60 events throughout the year, including during the season.