Photos of Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman's Playworks school visit to Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Photos by Annie Hills. New Orleans Saints photos.
Playworks Lousiana teamed up with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman to interact with Kenner Discovery's kindergarten through fourth-grade students during their recess Tuesday afternoon.
Coleman, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound wide receiver, was an undrafted free agent from Rutgers when the New Orleans Saints signed him after the 2014 NFL draft. After a year on the practice squad, he is now a wide receiver on the active squad and already had his first NFL touchdown in the season opener vs. the Arizona Cardinals.
"That first touchdown was crazy, there was a lot of adrenaline going through my body," Coleman said Tuesday.
In his first active season, Coleman has seven receptions for 74 yards and the one touchdown but Coleman said he is more concerned with the Saints (0-2) getting their first victory.
"The season so far is not going how we want it to," he said, "but we still got time to turn it around."
While at Kenner Discovery, Coleman engaged with each grade level and played games along with students. The students had the opportunity to ask Coleman questions and get items signed.
The Playworks mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play. This year, Playworks Louisiana is serving 3,000 students in eight low-income playgrounds.
Coleman spoke about working with Playworks and why it's important to be involved in the community.
"I've always been committed to the community, even when I was younger, in high school and stuff," he said. "This is something I pride myself on, giving back to the community, and that's never going to change."