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Richard Sherman, Cornerback / Seattle Seahawks - The Players' Tribune

Welcome to First Step, a video series featuring athletes engaging the communities most affected by today’s social issues, from education and unemployment, to child hunger and homelessness among LGBTQ youth. In this first installment, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman takes a first step to create a better future for kids in Seattle.

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I always felt like there was more to the inner city, that there was more to places like where I come from. There were great people there who could make it, who could be successful, who could mean something to this world — but they just weren’t given a chance. You never know who’s going to flourish.

At the end of the day, we’re all given gifts, talents and abilities that can influence the world in a positive way — and that’s what I want to continue to do after I’m done playing.

Because it’s much easier to flourish in a garden than it is in a desert.

For more from Richard Sherman throughout the 2016 NFL season, visit his Tuesdays with Richard on Thursdays page.

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