Food, football and family: That's what Thanksgiving is all about. We're rolling those three together in our eighth annual Roggin’s Heroes Thanksgiving special.
This year's class boasts some of the most talented high school football players in the nation. They follow a long line of stars, many of whom are making a name for themselves in the NFL. Many more are shining bright in the nation’s top collegiate programs.
The table is set, and these young men are ready to feast!
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Talent has put these athletes in position to accomplish great things. Bryce Young is the top quarterback in the country. Justin Flowe is one of the most talented prep prospects in the nation.
But their families are the driving force behind their success, the reason they’ve risen to the top of the high school ranks.
Family support has pushed Jeffrey Persi since he was a young boy but after his father’s unexpected diagnosis, Jeffrey is doing all he can to help support the ones he loves.
The food was fantastic, but we had something even better in store for these prospects.
Little did they know, they were about to partake in a master class from a master motivator.
Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay stopped by to impart his wisdom on making it in college and beyond. He shared insight on performing in the midst of expectations and the difference between those that make it in the NFL and those that don’t.
For some, it could be the missing piece of the playbook that helps them succeed at the next level.
When the final course comes around, these young men manage to find room. One of our stars tries pie for the first time, while others have an impromptu physics discussion. A sendoff worthy of Roggin’s Heroes.
They have plenty to be thankful for.
And we're thankful to be watching them as their careers progress to campuses across the country.