NFL players from Maine preach hard work to school students

8:02 PM, Feb 4, 2014   |    comments
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STACYVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- School kids in the Katahdin Region got a big visit on Tuesday from two well known athletes here in Maine.

Enfield native Matt Mulligan had a memorable year with the New England Patriots --- going all the way to the AFC Championship game. The tight end also scored a touchdown during the 2013 regular season.

Mulligan stopped by Katahdin High School on Tuesday for an assembly with students. He was joined by his former teammate at the University of Maine Mike DeVito who is now playing for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Both men encouraged the kids to work hard, set goals and live life with the firm belief that they can accomplish anything.

"It's tremendous responsibility to come back here," Mulligan said, "and be able to talk to kids and teenagers and young adults that are coming up through who have the same exact opportunities."

Both athletes also took many questions from the kids. It was no surprise that most of them were about football and playing in the NFL. Afterwards Mulligan and DeVito were both happy to pose for some pictures and sign autographs.


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