You know Kansas City Chiefs G Brian Waters has a passion for helping others when his track record of community service dates way back to his time at the University of North Texas. According to the North Texas Daily, Waters was stuck in choosing whether to pursue social work or enter the community service department at North Texas.
"I had to re-evaluate what area best described me, and I found the community service department," Waters said according to Katie Grivna of the North Texas Daily. "It really helped me a lot because it was something I really had a passion for."
"I was leaving school not really knowing exactly what the future was going to hold, but I always knew I wanted to help people, no matter what the situation was," he said.
If you're from Kansas City, or even afan, then you know that decision has paid off for not only Waters, but the Kansas City community. His organization, Brian Waters 54 Foundation, is visible within the community.
Waters' wife, Yolanda, shares a similar passion as Brian.
"Because I know Brian and I know his heart and passion, it’s not an award for him," she said. "Someone could call him right now and say that there is a family in need and I know if it’s possible that he is going to reach out to them and he’s going to help them because he is so passionate about giving back to the community."
Waters of course is a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award. I'm hoping to catch up with him this weekend here in South Florida as the winner will be announced on the field prior to the Super Bowl.
Congrats again to Mr. Waters who has probably been through more than most around Kansas City with his community service track record.