Hands shot up into the air quickly when a group of Navarre football players entered a fourth-grade classroom at Holley Navarre Intermediate School Thursday afternoon.
Before long, the players were hit by a barrage of questions like a defensive end charging in the quarterback at full speed.
What is it like to win a game?
Do you ever get stage fright playing in front of a big crowd?
Have you ever played Alabama?
Have you ever played the Florida Gators?
Have you ever played the Dallas Cowboys?
Have you ever gotten a concussion?
One student even wanted to know if the players had ever been to Pittsburgh.
The players laughed, clearly enjoying the moment, putting a humorous spin on each answer – in one instance running back Michael Carter said winning felt like the satisfaction you get after eating lunch at school — before telling the students a little bit about themselves.
But the Raiders were at the school Thursday for a bigger purpose as they are part of the Raider Role Models program that is now in its second year.
Fourth-grade teacher Cassie Nolan started the program last year. She had been involved in a similar program at Pace called Patriot Pals.
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