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McNair Says Stay In School

It's not everyday that a group of young people gets to meet an NFL quarterback who played in the Super Bowl and he's from Mississippi. But that's exactly what happened in Ocean Springs when Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair showed up at the Ocean Springs Civic Center to tell the young people about the importance of things like staying in school and believing in themselves.

He encouraged the kids from Boys and Girls Clubs across the coast and kids from the YMCA to make good choices and surround themselves with good people. McNair says, "You've got to interact with the kids, and not just talk, you have to show them a lot of love and a lot of respect, and that is something that most people don't do."

11-year old Ryan Dunn says a few things are going to stick with him after listening to McNair. "Stay in school and not to do drugs."

Jeffrey Johnson was listening to the quarterback and has enjoyed watching him play football. "Just seeing his face I haven't seen him in a long time. I went to some of his football games when he was at Alcorn the college, and I just haven't seen him in a long time."

Jenna Zitzelberger says, "People look up to him as someone special and it was a special message from him that we had. He told us if you want to be successful in life, you have to get an education, and you have to follow your dreams."

After his motivational speech, Steve McNair was mobbed by the kids looking for autographs from the Pro Bowl quarterback. McNair is in the state for his annual football camp.

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