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Bringing inspiration to the gridiron

Former Cumberland County High School football standout T.J. Jackson is entering his redshirt sophomore season as an offensive lineman for the successful Virginia Tech Hokies, but he took some time this summer to help out at a Cumberland County Recreation Department youth football practice. Jackson spoke to young players, aiming to give them motivation in life that they can make it anywhere. He also helped train them on the field, bonding with them in the process, as seen above. We commend Jackson for his willingness to take time to inspire Cumberland’s youth. (“Way to Go!” photos with a description and names to WayToGo@FarmvilleHerald.com.)