On June 24, the Lamar High School football team received a generous donation and a dose of inspiration from Chevron’s Fuel Your School, a program that seeks to provide educators with useful supplies and materials.
The players received new equipment as well as a surprise visit from 2004 Lamar graduate and NFL player Brian Orakpo.
The team had been asked to help open boxes of new shoulder pads that morning. Orakpo made his unexpected appearance while they tried on the new gear. The visit was filmed for a motivational video CBS is producing, in which professional athletes interact with high school players.
Orakpo currently plays for the Tennessee Titans. He previously played for the Washington Redskins.