I feel like it inspires them to be better than they can be, and it inspires me to be better than I can be.
EASTMAN, GEORGIA (41NBC / WMGT) – After winning the Super Cup with the Los Angeles Rams less than two weeks ago, Leonard Floyd visited his hometown of Eastman to celebrate.
Floyd visited his former elementary school, South Dodge Elementary School, hoping to inspire students.
“I feel he definitely inspires them to be better people and to be themselves among other people. If they like football, they can play football, if they like football, they can play football. I feel like it inspires them to be better, and it inspires me to be better than I can be, ”said Floyd’s younger cousin Eli Harvey.
After his visit, a parade in honor of Floyd took place in the city. He was handed the key to Eastman.
South Dodge Elementary School principal Russell Basmore says he served as assistant principal at Eastman High School when Floyd was there. He said Floyd was a much-loved student and his skills on the field showed early.
After the parade, people enjoyed socializing and good food as food trucks stood in the streets.
Floyd finished the Super Bowl with four qualifiers and a bag to help the Los Angeles Rams win their championship.