Senior Bowl players visit hospital


The 100-plus athletes playing in the Senior Bowl are clearly gifted on the field. But Thursday, January 23 at the USA Women’s and Children’s hospital in Mobile, the players showed just how special they are off the field.

“That’s just the impact we have and we want to use our influence in a positive way, so it’s a great feeling that we have that impact on kids,” said Dee Ford, Auburn defensive end.

Players from both the north and south teams gathered together to spread joy throughout the hospital.

“A lot of these kids are in here and they’re not really worried about tomorrow, they’re focused on today. It’s always fun to come in here and see them smile and brighten up when they see an Alabama or Auburn guy,” Cody Mandell, Alabama kicker.

“It’s always a great experience to some see these guys and ladies. They’re in here for a reason, so we just want to come in and put a smile on their face and see them happy,” said Kevin Norwood, Alabama wide receiver.

“I think it’s great for everybody, it’s great for them and the kids to see what they could be when they get older and go through school and everything,” said patient, Alma Jernigan.

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