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After thousands of Louisiana residents lost their homes after being hit with 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rainfall in one week, the LSU football team used their day off from practice to give back.

By SI Wire
August 19, 2016

After thousands of Louisiana residents lost their homes after being hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rainfall in one week, the LSU football team used its day off from practice to give back.

On Thursday, the Tigers football team visited families at Celtic Studios in Baton Rouge who were displaced by the recent flooding.

“It really makes you value life a lot more,” said quarterback Brandon Harris. “I lost my car, but, at the same time, it could’ve been a lot worse than that...just being able to come in here and put a smile on someone's face, that’s important to me.”

As the team gets closer to the season, head coach Les Miles hopes the experience will keep the team grounded. 

“School starts very quickly,” Les Miles said. “We will not miss practice days from this point forward so that’ll keep them grounded and prepared. I don’t know that the distraction has been that overbearing. It’s so prevalent in the media and so prevalent on the perimeter. We can’t help but lend an eye and when we have time, volunteer.”

LSU kicks of its season against Wisconsin on Sept. 3.

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