He said he used the bullying as motivation to stay healthy and active, which ultimately led to him playing for “best team in the NFL.”
Overton answered another question, which was about his pregame ritual.
“I get up really early the morning of game day,” Overton said. “The first thing I do is have my coffee, then I listen to some country music, then do a little bit of praying and reading — just something to keep my mind away from the game.”
Once he gets to the stadium, he said he goes out early to warm up with punter Pat McAfee.
At the end of the convocation, the players, on behalf of the organization, presented the school with a $10,000 youth health and wellness grant.
Eighth-grade students in the best physical education class and members of the Brownsburg Fuel Up to Play 60 program had the opportunity to take part in the NFL Play 60 Ultimate PE Class with the Colts.
The students rotated through a circuit of activities and got to interact with the players, cheerleaders, and Blue, who also took part in or led some of the activities.
After the activities, Saunders said giving back to the community is part of his duty as an NFL player.
“It’s real important to come back and talk to the kids,” he said. “When I see these kids, I see myself … just 13 years ago. I think they’re starting to get the points, because the’re not just hearing it from parents or their teachers.”
Saunders added that he had a good time being able to participate in the activities and have fun with the students.
“It gives them a reason to get out of class a little early,” he said. “They we’re having a blast and they were loving it. We couldn’t ask for more.”