High school athletes are accustomed to hearing speeches before a big game.
But for some students who play for the Knights boy’s baseball team at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, one impromptu speech was a talk they will remember for the rest of their life.
On Tuesday, March 22, 2017, First Student Location #11323 – Central City in Baton Rouge, LA. was contracted by the Episcopal High School Knights to transport the team to play their arch rival the Raiders of Runnels High School.
When the bus arrived at the Traction Sports Performance facility, an unexpected guest was waiting ready to board to deliver a pep talk to the players.
Brett Favre, 20-year NFL veteran and former quarterback who played one-year for the Atlanta Falcons, 16-years for the Green Bay Packers, one-year for the New York Jets and two-years for the Minnesota Vikings, boarded the bus and gave a rousing motivational speech that uplifted the athletes.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw Brett boarding my bus,” said First Student driver Ken Watson. “He gave a great encouraging speech to the players – one I’m sure the players will never forget.”
The talk only lasted a few minutes, but the memories and excitement it created for these students certainly will linger for a lifetime.
Inspired by the speech, the Knights went on to win the game 16-7!