By Jan Adams, Jonathan Clark and Iman Brown

Josh Norman surprises the students of Jefferson Academy and Eastern High School; Courtesy of Jan Adams

Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman recently teamed up with JMA Solutions LLC. to surprise young student-athletes of Jefferson Middle School Academy and Eastern High School after the final preseason game. The football pro likes having a positive presence within the Southwest community and visiting these up and coming athletes was no exception. 

Known for extending guidance to his teammates, Norman doesn’t just limit his words of wisdom to NFL players—putting smiles on the faces of all the students he meets, as well as giving great advice, is what he loves to do. After the game ended, Norman met with the young football players from both schools. He signed autographs in the suite, took pictures, and provided some of his famous guidance as well.  

“Josh is truly an inspiration to the students,” said JMA Solutions’ President and CEO, Janice Adams, who is also a board member of Josh Norman’s Starz 24 Foundation. “He always encourages the youth to believe in themselves, keep going, and to always push to be the best.” 

Aside from being a good role model for the youth and his teammates, Norman is deeply involved with the community and feels that there is always more that can be done. Earlier this year, the community super star delivered toys, books, and backpacks to immigrant children who had been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border. In 2017, he donated $100,000 to Puerto Rico for hurricane relief support, and, for the past three years, his foundation has raised money to provide students in the District of Columbia with backpacks and other school supplies. The visit turned out to be an excellent opportunity for the student athletes to get a firsthand look at how an NFL pro can be a force for success on the field and a force for good in the community.

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