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Bucs Help Distribute Sporting Goods

Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and cornerback Leonard Johnson spent their Wednesday giving back to the Tampa community.

Buccaneers players, cheerleaders and Captain Fear spent Wednesday distributing sporting goods to local children.


On Wednesday, in a sit-down with, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was asked what his greatest non-football achievement was.

His answer – giving back.

"Doing the children's hospital work with kids and being able to talk to them and brighten their day," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I think those are some of the biggest non-football achievements in my life – being able to do that stuff with the children's hospitals in Seattle and in St. Petersburg."

Following the interview, the tight end, along with teammate and cornerback Leonard Johnson, spent their day presenting sporting equipment to over 100 children of the Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League. The new or gently used equipment was donated through Replay Tampa Bay.

Also attending the event were the Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear.

"To be able to do things like this means everything," Johnson said. "I went through programs like this growing up and a lot of people in the community always came back and gave back."

"I can just look around, these kids, they're just full of smiles and excitement. They're jumping up and down, wanting to take pictures and stuff. It feels good that we have that effect on these kids."

This is the fourth consecutive year that the Replay Tampa Bay drive has been held. Replay Tampa Bay encourages members of the community to assist local children in need by donating the equiptment. Since 2011, the drive has helped donate over 1,800 items.



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