TCU senior defensive back Caylin Moore thought he was at O.D. Wyatt High School on Fort Worth’s east side Monday night to stress the importance of education to student athletes.

But, instead of encouraging student athletes Monday night, Moore received special recognition for his dedication and commitment to his service to the community. Moore was awarded a plaque, naming him to the 25th anniversary Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

“I had no clue, it’s so humbling, I just thought we were at the school to speak to the kids,” Moore said.

Moore said it seems natural to use his status as an athlete to encourage others by talking about his life.

Moore and other TCU players have created a foundation – Strong Players Are Reaching Kids or S.P.A.R.K. – that visits schools throughout DFW to talk to student athletes about crucial times in their lives.

“I have a 100 percent responsibility to tell my story,” Moore said. “What I can do encouraging others intellectually far outweighs me dancing in the endzone.”

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