Leonard Weaver, a 2010 Pro Bowl fullback who leads an active charity that works with inner-city youth, was honored by his alma mater, Carson-Newman College, on Saturday.
The small Tennessee school held Leonard Weaver Day to recognize his football career and charitable work.
"It has been a long journey," said Weaver, who broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent. "Obviously, God has blessed me in so many ways. To say you come from Division II, go to an all-pro, go to a Pro Bowl, that by itself is a crazy testimony, and I thank God for it."