New Orleans Saints players Brandon Coleman, John Fullington, Travaris Cadet, and Justin Drescher visited the community on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman visited L.B. Landry High School on Tuesday, Nov. 1 to visit with juniors and seniors on the importance of safe driving. The Saints partnered with ACME Truck Line for the visit where both Coleman and Mike Coatney, ACME Truck Line president, spoke to students about not texting while driving and the safe distance to keep around a big truck. Coleman also shared a personal driving story from when he was in high school. Saintsations and Saints mascot Sir Saint joined in on the visit with students.
"ACME (Truck Line) has been doing this for many years now and really enjoys doing it," Coatney said, "I'm always impressed at how the students really listen and they learn."
Following the safety presentation by Coleman and Coatney, students were asked a few questions about the visit and those that correctly answered the questions were awarded autographed Saints gear from Coleman.
"I think it's helpful for the kids to be able to hear it from somebody who has experience like Mike from ACME Truck Line and then from somebody they can relate to, like me, who has a high school story," Coleman said, "I think it benefits them if one message from either one of us helps to save their lives and I think that means the world."