Roddy White did it all as a prep star at James Island (Charleston, S.C.)
. He played football, baseball, soccer and wrestled there.
He's made his living as a professional football player, starring at wide receiver all 11 seasons for the Atlanta Falcons. He is a four-time Pro-Bowler.
So when White talks about his craft, kids listen.
"He's been in the league almost as long as we've been alive," Archer (Lawrenceville, Ga.)
senior linebacker Donta Evans
said. "That's a big deal."
And it was a big deal when White, who through Week 6 of the 2015 NFL season has 776 career catches, 10,495 yards and 63 touchdowns, surprised a group of players at Archer.
He did it as part of the CBS Sports & Texaco Driving Performance Program, in which professional athletes crashed summer football practices to work with young athletes.See more photos of Roddy White's visit to Archer
"It was a pretty inspirational feeling to get one of those guys in the league, where we want to be," senior receiver Jeremiah Nails
said. "It was great to be coached by him in some sort of way."
White's main message: "Be the best that you can be. Define your role, then master your role."
The pointers on how to maximize performance resonated with Archer sophomore Darryl Fussell II
"Today it was a great experience to have an NFL player come and show us what he knows about where we want to be," Fussell said. "He let us know that we need to take care of our brothers. We can't do anything without each other."