David Bruton Jr. was the longest tenured player with the Denver Broncos last season after being drafted by them in 2009. Suffice to say, in those seven seasons, he made quite a footprint in the Denver community.
Last year he was the Broncos' nominee for the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the list of accolades is, let's just say, not short.
Bruton Jr. served as the Western Dairy Fuel Up To Play 60 spokesperson, something close to his heart after he announced his mother was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Earlier in 2015, he established his own foundation, which supports youth reading programs (side note: he and Chris Baker could be doing big things in D.C. when it comes to this).
The main program of his foundation, Bruton's Books, helps low-income children in grades K-3 become strong readers and provides tutoring and books to underfunded schools, libraries and classrooms. The program has already provided thousands of books in multiple languages to local schools and partnered with Colorado's Reading Corps.
Bruton Jr. also made a $26,000 personal donation to build literacy programs in the state and increase the number of books in schools. He's also an avid bicyclist and hosted an inaugural Bike for Books family fun ride last July to raise money for his foundation.
In 2014, he was named the Denver Broncos Community Champion Award winner, and in 2011, he learned some teaching skills, substitute teaching in the 2011 offseason in his hometown, Miamisburg, Ohio.
So, yeah, this guy knows what he's talking about.