HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Texans` training camp is just days away, but before the team officially goes back to work, they`re taking a little time to give back to the community.
Top 5 wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was out at Joe Kelly Butler Sports Complex giving 250 kids a taste of what its like to work out with the pros.
“I`m a hard coach, though you know, i think they just expect me to go out and be like `good job, good job` but when I’m out there on `em, I’m like, no you can`t drop any balls, i think it surprise them a little bit,” says Hopkins.
And as DeAndre inspires these kids towards greatness, he`s also preparing mentally for another star season.
“I’m not doing anything different, just working on things that i lack, that i need to work on. I`m my hardest critic, so I work hard,” he says.
Across town, new Texans defensive end Devon Still, and the 'Still Strong Foundation,' visited Texas Children`s Hospital for - a spa day!?
“Parents have to take care of themselves to take care of their kids so we wanted to have a spa day where their parents can get manicures and massages to help escape their reality for a little bit. And give the kids an opportunity to get out of their room and play with Mickey and Minnie and create arts and crafts,” says Still.
Devon knows these families` struggles all too well, his daughter Leah is in remission from stage 4 neuroblastoma.
The two of them started the Still Strong Foundation to help provide financial support to families battling cancer.
Whether it`s inspiring kids to leave it all out on the field, or sharing a little peace and tranquility with those fighting through their own tough battles - these two Texans give 110% - on and off the field.