Seven Dead Teammates Inspire RevisJune 20th, 2013
When Darrelle Revis goes home to the once-thriving steel town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh media comes out in full force.
The Revis Island Foundation kicked off its summer football camp yesterday, and Revis was on the field working with kids at his old high school and delivering inspiring messages of hard work, along with his mother. WTAE-TV out of Pittsburgh reported that Revis drew inspiration for helping kids, in part, by experiencing the misfortune of his high school teammates.
When Darrelle Revis’ Aliquippa High School football team won a state championship, he scored five touchdowns. Seven of his teammates from that squad are already dead, and it’s from that perspective that he runs his foundation and his football camp
Revis talked a lot to the youth about the importance of hard work in all fields of life. Some of that is captured in the CBS video below.