Atlanta Falcons Make Surprise Visit to Firefighters

09/14/2011 01:59 pm ET | Updated Nov 14, 2011
  • Shaneika Dabney Creator of the female football fan website

In the shadow of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, nearly a dozen NFL players decided they wanted to do something on their first off day of the regular season to honor everyday heroes. Members of the Atlanta Falcons, including star running back Michael Turner and wide receiver Eric Weems, made a surprise visit to three metro Atlanta fire stations on Tuesday. The players not only thanked the firefighters for their service and sacrifice but they gave them an autographed game ball and tickets to this weekend's hot match up between the Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, led by former Falcon QB Mike Vick. Not a bad way for these guys to start the work week!

The players hung out, served pizza and even got into a little mischief as you'll see in the video below.

Article cross published at the female football fan site Chicks in the Huddle