Inside The Bills

Hughes gives back, helps former teammate

Posted by Chris Brown on July 9, 2015 – 3:32 pm

Bills DE Jerry Hughes has some deeper pockets nowadays following his long term contract extension with Buffalo this offseason. But Hughes is making use of his raise to benefit his local Texas community and help a former college teammate in the process.

Hughes is making an annual donation of $15K to the Fort Worth North Side high school football program. This is the first year he’s committed funds to the program in the wake of the school naming Joseph Turner their head coach. Previously an offensive coordinator for the Steers, Turner was named head coach at the behest of his players.

Turner was also a former college teammate of Hughes at TCU. While Hughes was earning All-American honors as a pass rushing defensive end, Turner was the Horned Frogs running back.

Hughes’ donation this year will go toward game day uniforms, weight room equipment, practice equipment and cleats among other items.

“I’m happy [Hughes] is one of my best friends,” Turner told the Forth Worth Star-Telegram.

Hughes also stopped by the school to meet the players this week.


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