Oakland Raiders receiver Seth Roberts paid his birthplace a visit Saturday afternoon.
The Moultrie native came out to the annual Keep It Alive Community Day in Colquitt County.
Over 500 people gathered inside and around the Shaw Gym.
The free event included bounce houses, face paintings, and for the very first time, Oakland Raiders gear.
Roberts and his family not only fed the community, but they also handed out themed t-shirts and stickers.
His story includes being lightly recruited out of high school, attending a JUCO and having to sign as an undrafted free agent.
With a journey like that, his message to the kids was simple.
"It's not going to be easy. Life isn't easy," said Roberts. "That's what my pops told me that life wasn't going to be easy, and it wasn't. I wasn't going into the real world as he would say and think that everything was given to me. I knew I was going to have to work for it."
His father was one of many family members in attendance. Ronnie Roberts feels it's exactly what the kids in his hometown needs.
"When I was a kid I always looked up to professional players because I always wanted to be one myself," Ronnie said. "So now that I have one in my household, it's very overwhelming. It's great. It's all God because that's who started it and that's who is keeping it going."
The wide Receiver is entering his 4th season in Oakland.
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