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Safety Kevin Byard
Cause: The Byard Family Legacy Fund Foundation
Shoe size: 11 ½
Safety Kevin Byard has made a big difference on the field since joining the Titans back in 2016.
Now, he wants to make an even bigger difference off the field.
Byard and his wife, Clarke, recently started the Byard Family Legacy Fund Foundation.
He'll bring awareness to the cause with his cleats, and by his work in the Middle Tennessee area.
"It's something I've been wanting to do since I've been here and I never really had the opportunity or the time to start the foundation. Now that I know I am going to be here for a long time we wanted to be able to start the foundation and help any way we can," said Byard, who played at MTSU. "Giving back is something that is very important to us."
Just last month, the Byard Family Legacy Fund teamed up with Eat Well Nashville and Cross Point Church to host a special Thanksgiving event for families in need in the greater Nashville community. Byard and his wife, along with other volunteers, handed out meals to families at Buena Vista Elementary. They served over 400 families Thanksgiving-style meals.
This month Byard teamed up with Campbell's Chunky Soup to pack lunches for underprivileged students in the Nashville community. Byard was joined at Bridge Ministry's warehouse in north Nashville by students from Overton High School, who assisted in the sorting.
Also in December, Byard and his Byard Family Legacy Fund partnered with Academy to donate $16K of sports equipment, coats and sneakers for over 200 kids in need.
Byard, who held a football camp last offseason in Nashville, plans to do even more year-round.
"My foundation pretty much will be helping at-risk youth, single-parent homes and all those things," Byard said. "We're actually going to start a grant as well, a Grace grant, my wife thought of that idea because I think God has had his grace on me for a long time on my lifetime. So that is something we want to do as well."