Just what I love…a man who keeps his word.
This year, New York Jets star wide receiver Braylon Edwards will be sending 100 Cleveland high schoolers to college.
Back in 2007 when he was playing for the Cleveland Browns, Edwards promised a group of eighth-graders that he’d pay for their college education if they maintained a 2.5 GPA and gave back to their community by volunteering at least 15 hours annually. Well, the teens lived up to their end, and last week Edwards plunked down over $1 million in scholarship money.
“As the 2nd most hated man in Clev. & a man of my word,” Edwards tweeted, “today I will honor a promise made to 100 students in Cleveland years ago. The last of my Advance 100 students will graduate from my program and head off to college on scholarships that I will provide them with. Guys enjoy & embrace your new beginnings and remember your promise to me, to reach back & help someone else along the way.”
With the economy still struggling and the cost of college continuing to climb, Edwards’ scholarship is sure to have a profound impact on these students’ lives.