Kam Chancellor‘s NFL career is thriving out in Seattle, but the former Virginia Tech and Maury High star continues to come back to Norfolk to help give back in his Seven Cities Family & Friends Memorial Day Cookout.
Chancellor, who signed a five-year, $35 million contact with the Seahawks in April, with $17 million in guarantees, returned to his home city on Saturday for the fourth annual cookout this weekend.
The Pilot’s Scott Daugherty had the story in Sunday’s paper.
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas, Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea, Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams, Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott were also in attendance.
From the article:
When Chancellor meets kids, he tries to offer some life lessons, he said.
“Just stay positive,” he said. “Anything you want to do, you can do.”
But, he stressed, it’s also a good idea to be practical.
“Go to college. Get a degree,” said Chancellor, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in human development. “You don’t want to just finish football and have nothing to do.”
He might be making millions now, he said, but “that won’t last forever.”
From the sounds of it, the city of Norfolk is appreciate that Chancellor continues to give back:
I want to thank the City of Norfolk and Mayor Fraim for announcing May 25th as the official "Kam Chancellor Day".. I love my city. #757— Kameron (@Kam_Chancellor) May 26, 2013