Last week, several of us at TomahawkNation.com descended upon the Florida State football practice complex to cover the first Jimbo Fisher Football Camp of 2016. As always, the sessions were devoted primarily to instruction, much of which, of course, focused on developing young players’ techniques within the sidelines.
But after drills had concluded and Fisher addressed camp attendees one last time before they headed home, his lesson took on a much broader scope— and was decidedly outside the lines. Fisher spoke to youngsters about being a responsible, caring, decent person. And about how football is just a part of life, not life itself.
On Wednesday, Fisher and former FSU quarterback turned Tampa Bay Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston put those words into action, as they reached out, with Florida Governor Rick Scott, to survivors of the horrific shooting at an Orlando night club on Sunday, June 12. The attack claimed the lives of 49 people and injured at least 53 more, some of whom were visited by Fisher, Winston, and Scott.
Thank you Coach Jimbo Fisher & Jameis Winston for visiting survivors & their families! @orlandohealth @FSU_Football pic.twitter.com/4lbDlpFp7R— Rick Scott (@FLGovScott) June 22, 2016