Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 3/7/12

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Mewelde Moore #21 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy as he celebrates with his daughter Jalyn Chantelle after their 27-23 win against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
In the football world, wearing the black and gold can be compared to garnering a badge of honor.  An honor free agent running back Mewelde Moore proudly holds in high regard as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Other than having the privilege to play for the Steelers and having a successful career in the NFL, Moore appreciates another opportunity, which is far more important than playing football at the highest level in the world – being hands on impacting the lives of children. In 2007, Moore established, “The Mewelde Moore Knowledge First Foundation.”  The Louisiana native is passionate about influencing the lives of young men between the ages of 10 and 18 in the Baton Rouge area and inspires to expand his foundation abroad.  The Foundation’s mission is to provide resources to achieve success in education, life and sports. “Our mission is to be able to provide opportunities for our youth through sports and education,” said Moore via phone conversation last February.  “We typic...
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