Every vote counts, and current and former members of the Houston Texans did their part to make sure local voices were heard in Tuesday’s election in Houston.
For the second year in a row, former Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts rounded up a crew and, with the help of the Harvest Community Center in Houston, helped ensure elderly voters could make their way to the polls. Pitts was joined by former Texans lineman Travis Johnson, former Oilers receiver Haywood Jeffries and current Texans linemen Duane Brown and Brandon Brooks.
The group drove seniors to and from polling places in the Houston area, thepostgame.com reports.
“There is no responsibility for professional athletes to do this,” Pitts told PepperOnSports.com. “But as a professional athlete you are a role model and I believe you should always do what is right. Helping others, especially our seniors is always important and as long as I am able, I want to do just that.”
Check out a photo of the gentle giants in action below.
Nicole Banks (@nbanks213) November 05, 2013