NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —The Tennessee Titans’ Safety Kevin Byard came up big last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns but he spent Tuesday giving back to the Middle Tennessee community.
The self-described Mayor of Murfreesboro was on hand to help distribute brand-new Nike’s to students at Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary.
The gift was made possible by a $20,000 donation from UnitedHealthcare to the Dreambuilders Foundation, which helps pro football athletes across the country support children.
Byard is no stranger to helping give back but told News 2 it means more after becoming a parent.
“It puts a big smile on my face because I just had a daughter so I understand what it is like. It can uplift their whole entire week, their whole entire year man just to have a new pair of shoes, people don’t have to do stuff like this so they’re going to appreciate it even more. I’m just happy man. I have a big smile on my face right now,” said Byard.
Byard is NOT putting smiles on the faces of quarterbacks. He has picked off a pass in the last four regular season games and has more interceptions in the past two seasons than any other NFL player.