By Carma Henry

Former NFL player helps to encourage young athletes in Miami

Morgan leading a session in team drills with student-athletes.

Martinez discusses leadership with the students of Hialeah Senior High School.

Morgan demonstrates the value of teamwork with Hialeah Senior High School players.

HIALEAH, FL — “We must have good relationships on and off the field!”- Those words of wisdom were shared by former NFL player DaJuan Morgan, to the students of Hialeah Senior High School during the most recent Student ACES (Academic Community Education) leadership training in Miami-Dade County.

Morgan, a South Florida native and former professional football player with the Kansas City Chiefs, spoke to members of the school’s football program, as part of the Student ACES program. In this recent session, dozens of young student-athletes on the Thoroughbreds football team participated in one-on-one conversations with a former pro.

The Student ACES program is sponsored by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), and focuses on training junior- and senior-year high school students from public and private educational institutions the values and principles of leadership, such as honor, humility and integrity, through interaction with important sport figures, entrepreneurs and community leaders.

In this session, held in the school’s sports complex, Morgan talked to the …read more

Source:: The Westside Gazette