Amidst issues in the NFL, youth football players are setting an example in Copperas Cove by being role models in the classrooms at CCISD.

Since last week, first-string Bulldawg football players have begun visiting all six elementary schools to promote literacy. Ahead of their last Friday Night Lights game, they spent time cracking open a book at House Creek Elementary School.

“It makes our students feel like they are in the presence of great superstars,” School Librarian Roseanne Dietze said in a press release. “The students were so intrigued with the wonderful storytelling, that one book was never enough.”

The student athletes read to several classes, offered advice and shared funny stories.