Houston Texans players Jadeveon Clowney and D.J. Swearinger helped kick off the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge with an assembly on Tuesday afternoon at Lanier Middle School… with a twist.
The audience of 850 students were completely surprised, having believed they were attending a math workshop. Instead, they were entertained by Texans Ambassador J.J. Moses, "Jungle Boi Swagg" and this year's No. 1 NFL Draft pick.
Students gathered in the school gymnasium donning looks of confusion and curiosity. It was not
until the NFL stars made a dramatic entrance to the beat of "Turn Down For What" that the kids realized this was no math workshop at all. They were introduced to a month-long contest created by the NFL and the American Heart Association encouraging children to exercise at least 60 minutes a day.
Houston Texans Cheerleaders, TORO and the defensive duo participated in a "Family Feud"-style game show. Each player was teamed with three Lanier students and answered questions regarding nutrition and fitness, aiming to educate the crowd on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle.
"It was great to get out here and hang out with the kids," Clowney said following the event. "I'm used to doing it. So, kind of fun being here."
The assembly was especially enjoyable for Clowney, who won the trivia contest and relishes any opportunity to one-up South Carolina college teammate Swearinger.
"It was great, man," Clowney laughed. "Especially winning. I'm always trying to win."