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Former NFL player speaks to Hogg Middle School Football Team

TYLER, October 11, 2013-- Former National Football League (NFL) player, Rich Garza, spoke to the football team at Hogg Middle School this week, encouraging players to make the right choices in life and to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

The former Philadelphia Eagle and Denver Bronco told the team during the 30 minute talk that they will all go through rough times at some point in their lives, but alcohol and drugs will never solve their problems. 

“Life is not easy,” Garza said.  “Going to prison is easy. Getting zeros on homework is easy. The hard thing is staying in school, but anything worth something takes hard work.” 

Garza also explained to the players that the choices they make not only affect them, but everyone around them, including their team, family and friends. He encouraged each of them to choose to be around positive influences every day.

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