Patriots defensive back Ellis Hobbs isn't one to shy away from the microphone. Typically full of energy in the locker room, before or after the game, Hobbs has enthusiasm not only for football but for the community which helped to shape him.
When Hobbs was contacted by his old high school coach to see if he'd be interested in helping cover for a sponsor who pulled out of an event, Hobbs stepped up to fill the void.
"It was a pretty big track meet," Hobbs told NFLPA.org. "Money started tightening within the community and the district, and a lot of companies started pulling out of things. That's when my coach called me out of the blue and asked me if I'd like to sponsor it. I said I didn't mind because it was for the kids."
Hobbs has been involved with the event ever since (4 years and counting). He's even expanded his contributions to other areas, including the Special Olympics.
"It's just another opportunity for me to show love not only back to my community but to people who really need it and deserve just as much as I had," Hobbs said of the Eagle Olympics.
Hobbs has filled the void, both on the field and off of it. More of Hobbs interview can be found on NFLPA.org