At age 31, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril has had a nice career in the NFL. He’s been a productive player and has made quite a bit of money.
Now that he’s at the point in his life where he’s able to give back, he’s making the most of it by building homes and a school in Haiti, which is where his parents were born.
Before last season started, Avril vowed to build one house in Haiti for every quarterback sack he achieved. Amazingly, he had his best season ever, recording 11.5 sacks.
So he traveled to Haiti – along with some fellow players, friends and family members – to get to work earlier this year.
He’s making good on his promise and is responsible for having 12 houses built. And, as an added bonus, he’s also renovating a school and making sure people in the community have clean water.
Avril has had such a wonderful time with the project that he intends to make the same pledge this season. For the people of Haiti, the more quarterback sacks, the better. (ESPN)