On May 18, the Washington Redskins 2018 rookies got a lesson in the importance of budgeting last Friday afternoon, as they joined forces with students from Hyattsville Middle School at JA Finance Park Prince George's County in Hyattsville, MD.
The NCAA reported that in 2017, 6.8 percent of high school football players go on to play in college. Only 1.9 percent of those athletes reach the NFL.
To offer advice to those young players still pursuing their dreams, the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation invited student-athletes from seven local high schools to its annual 4th and Life High School Football Forum at FedExField in Landover, Md. The event provides students and coaches with valuable tools and life lessons about prioritizing academics, preparing for college and discovering their passion outside of the game.
District of Columbia native Vernon Davis has come full circle.
The Redskins tight end was one of the speakers at the team's '4th and Life' event at FedEx Field Monday.
The annual gathering brings together local high school football players, who hear from Redskins players about how to succeed - on and off the field - after high school.
“I’m having some trouble applying for a loan.”
Su’a Cravens, a safety and linebacker whom the Washington Redskins drafted in the second round of this year’s National Football League draft, is hunched over a tablet, trying to buy a house.
If this were a real house, Cravens — his first name is pronounced “SUE-uh” — probably wouldn’t have much trouble. He’ll make nearly half a million dollars playing for the Redskins this season.
On a recent visit to the Junior Achievement Finance Park in Landover, Maryland, however, he and two dozen other Redskins rookies are taking on new identities to learn personal finance skills. Cravens, 20, has become a mechanical engineer with a $78,000 salary, a wife and a 3-year-old kid.