96 Check

96 Check

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Gold Jacket Walter Jones created the “96 CHECK” initiative for the NFL Legends community.

The program reminds NFL players and families to check in with one player that they have not talked to in a while to catch up. The program will occur annually on September 6 (9/6), which happens to be on Cortez Kennedy's birthday.

After each call, an alumni player will confirm their check with a post or tweet with the #96check and #nflbrotherhood hashtags.

“96 CHECK” is Walter’s way of paying homage to his late friend and teammate, Cortez Kennedy, who wore #96, while helping NFL players everywhere who may have gotten lost in the cracks. Cortez would always call Walter for no other reason than to “check on him.


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