Eagles WR A.J. Brown gifts high school students at his alma mater

A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

If you’re planning a trip from Starkville, Mississippi to the City of Brotherly Love (or vice versa), you had better hurry and get on the road. It’s going to take you a while if you’re driving. We’re probably discussing somewhere around 1,000 miles here. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown may be playing ball in the Keystone State professionally now and he may be a long way from home, but he’s never forgotten where he’s come from.

The pride of Mississippi, Brown cut his teeth at the prep level playing both football and baseball at Starkville High School in Starkville, Mississippi before becoming a two-time First-team All-SEC nod (2017, 2018) and the winner of the Conerly Trophy in 2017. He was named first-team All-State by USA Today and led the Yellowjackets to a state championship, and he and Arizona Cardinals signal-caller Kyler Murray are the only two prep stars to play in both the Under Armour All-America Football Game and the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.

Recently, the 2020 Pro Bowler traveled home to bless some future student-athletes that probably grew up with A.J. Brown posters on the wall.

Eagles star A.J. Brown gives back with a tremendous showing of philanthropy.

It’s been quite the offseason for A.J. Brown already, but if you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that the highlight so far came when he was able to host a seven-on-seven camp at his old stomping grounds.

Following the event, he opened the checkbook, displaying a tremendous showing of philanthropy by donating $25,000 to the football program. WCBINEWS’ Grace Ybarra provided us with an inside look.

Here’s a peek.

What else needs to be said? It’s hard to talk about offensive schemes and strategies or Xs and Os after that. Let’s just put it this way.

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If you didn’t know much about A.J. Brown while he was at Ole Miss or you missed out on some of what he did while at Tennessee with the Titans, it’s becoming pretty apparent that he’s as special off of the field as he is when he’s on it. We’re sure glad he’s on our side.