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Not many people know the other side of rapper Snoop Dogg, even though he has been a humanitarian for a long time. Snoop is also a big fan of football, and he has done a lot of great things for the sport and for inner city kids who love football.
Snoop is especially proud of his work this year, as three players from his own football league have been drafted by NFL teams.
Kansas City Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas played youth football in the Snoop Youth Football league and later when on to be a star in Oregon.
But there are two other players from his league that are looking to make it onto a roster this year. There is cornerback Kam Jackson, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts, and another cornerback, Greg Ducre, who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers.
Snoop said that he was very thrilled that all three of the players got scooped up and that he is incredibly proud of them. The first player to ever make it into the league from Snoop’s league was Ronnie Hillman, who was drafted by the Broncos in 2012.
Snoop’s league has been going strong since 2005. It is a non-profit organization that gives inner city children the opportunity to participate in youth football and cheer. The organization works with kids in between the ages of five and 13, teaching them about disciple, teamwork, sportsmanship, self-respect and also stresses the importance of academics.
The youth league stresses good grades, and even gives a free pass to players that maintain a 3.0 grade point average. Snoop says that being a good student athlete is the ultimate goal of the program.
He said that they goal is to get kids off the streets and into the gyms, fields and classrooms. Having some of the kids not only go to college, but also achieve their dreams of playing professionally is simply icing on the cake for the rapper and his organization.