Since his time starring in Fort Wayne, NFL linebacker Jaylon Smith has never been shy to give back to the community that helped raise him.
On Friday afternoon, with the help of Parkview Sports Medicine, Smith showed a future generation how to grow up strong like him.
"We wanted to see how we could make an impact,": Smith said before the day’s festivities.
Smith has now completed a year of ‘Active Science’ with hundreds of local youth.
"It means a lot to me because I have never met an NFL player in my life, so this is something that I will never forget," Marcus, an Active Science, participant said after being singled out by Smith.
Smith will stay in town for his ‘Smith Brothers Earn Your Stripes Football Camp’ on July 6 at Saint Francis.