Originally posted on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 11/1/11
If you want to learn the thoughts of a man, follow him on Twitter.  If you want to know his character, ask his proud mother. After meeting Nikki Hightower, I learned first hand where Tim gets his congenial personality.  The woman, who Tim introduced to the students at the Play 60 event as his “lifelong hero,” channeled her inner-teacher to talk to the kids about healthy lifestyles.  Tim later affectionately admitted that she stole the show. But at the end of the day, Mrs. Hightower is just a proud mom, who is happy to have her son living nearby again. “Wow, when he was traded to the Redskins, it took me a moment to get used to the fact that he was coming home,” she said with a smile.  ”And to see him play for the Washington Redskins–which is our hometown team–was very rewarding.  A privilege and an honor as a parent, to see him come back to a team that we know and we love.” Mom revealed that ironically, although not surprisingly, Tim was a 49ers fan growing up, after being born in S...
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