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Alabama alums partner to give families over 700 turkeys for Thanksgiving

Alabama alum Mark Barron talks to media at turkey giveaway
photo via Mark Barron twitter acccount

Alabama alums and former Alabama football players, Mark Barron and Chris Rogers teamed up to help give away more than 750 turkeys for Thanksgiving earlier this week.

The non-profit organization, FeedingTheGulfCoast and the city of Prichard partnered with the former Crimson Tide players for the turkey giveaway in Mobile county on Nov. 23.

Barron played for the Crimson Tide from 2008 to 2011 before he was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a part of multiple turkey giveaways this holiday season, including one where more than 1,500 turkeys were given away.

Rogers played for Alabama from 2006 to 2009. He is the founder of Tap Inc, an education and career-focused mentoring program for inner-city youth. TAP’s mission is to provide education and career-focused support program that uplifts and empowers inner-city minority athletes with opportunities to be successful on and off the field.

Both Barron and Rogers were a part of Nick Saban’s first National Championship team. Now they are both giving back and helping families in need.

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