BALTIMORE (WJZ) —In May, Hampden Elementary/Middle School teacher Muhammad Benyameen won the M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers award.

Seven months later, his students finally got to celebrate and Ravens center, Bradely Bozemen, cheerleaders, and Poe all got in on the fun.

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“You know the extra step these teachers take to be able to really change these kids’ lives in shape them in a positive way is amazing,” said Bozemen. “So they deserve to be honored.”

Benyameen was selected out of hundreds of nominations earning his school a $4,000 grant.

“I really can’t take all the credit for it, I have great people that support me, I have great students, I have a great school community,” said Benyameen.“I’m just a product of everything they’ve been able to help me out with and that’s really what it’s all been about.”

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Students got to celebrate with an outdoor field day, where eleven Bozemen got in on the fun.

“I’m a big kid at heart,” said Bozemen. “I love getting out here playing games with the kids and all that good stuff.”

“I love my job, I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world,” he added.

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Touchdown for teachers will return next year so start thinking about those special teachers. They begin accepting nominations in the spring.

Sean Streicher