Originally posted on Projo Pats Blog  |  Last updated 12/6/11
By Carolyn Thornton Providence Journal video by Kathy Borchers Donald Thomas may be a 6-foot-4, 310-pound offensive lineman for the New England Patriots now. But he says that as a kid growing up in New Haven, Conn., he played baseball, basketball and soccer. Fellow Patriot Rob Gronkowski also played a variety of sports and particularly loved playing kickball and Frisbee when he was in elementary school. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer "played a little bit of everything," as did wide receiver Matt Slater. "Just go out there and have fun," said Slater. "Play as many sports as you can, for as long as you can." That was the message the four Patriots delivered to the students at Stephen Olney Elementary School in North Providence on Tuesday. There as part of the NFL's PLAY 60 campaign, the players encouraged the students to get 60 minutes of exercise a day. They also presented the school with a $10,000 grant that it won through the ...
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