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Trent Williams Donates To His High School For EKG Tests

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Redskins left tackle Trent Williams was in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday, preparing for a preseason game against the Browns. But many miles south in Longview, Tex., he was still making an impact.

On Thursday, his mother, Veronica, presented a $25,000 dollar check, funded by the left tackle, to Longview High School, where Williams attended as a kid, in order for every athlete to receive free EKG heart screenings.

"This is home," [Veronica Williams told the Tyler Morning Telegraph](http://www.tylerpaper.com/TP-News Local/222897/trent-williams-gives-back-for-longview-hearts). "Trent loves giving back to the community here. He's a Lobo. He's going to die a Lobo. When it's involving children, that's his first love."

The screenings can be extremely important for young athletes who may have never known they had a condition if not for the free examination.

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The tests give information about heart rates and other potential problems that can be exacerbated due to high stress associated with contact sports like football.

Williams was a unanimous first team all-district selection for football as a senior, leading his team to the playoffs after a 10-0 regular season. Williams also was the Lobos' track team shot putter.

Now, he's making sure more kids can ensure their own dreams playing sports in high school with a simple checkup. 

*Photo credit: Michael Cavazos, News-Journal *

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