ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As the Rams and Patriots prepare to kickoff this weekend’s Super Bowl, 30 other NFL teams are already in off-season mode. That means a little rest, relaxation and family time.
Children at Robert Harvey Elementary School were the beneficiaries of the latter.
Tuesday morning Los Angeles chargers defensive back Brandon Facyson paid the kids a visit.
He's not from Albany, but his mother Karen Riggins-Taylor is an assistant principal at the school.
Facyson made the most out of visiting his mom at work by dishing out some motivation and wisdom to the youngsters.
“You got to keep going, you’ve got to keep going forward," said Facyson who has battle backed from a broken leg in college to later make the Chargers roster as an un-drafted free agent.
"You’re going to have some good days, you’re going to have some bad days, but you always look to God, and he’s going to take them through the bad days. Just smile have a good attitude when you come in because when you have a good attitude, you know you’re going to have a good day.”
Facyson just wrapped up his rookie season with the Chargers who fell in the divisional round of the playoffs.
This time next year, he’s aiming to have to postpone his visit until after Super Bowl Sunday.