Devonta Freeman stopped by to help some neighbors with yard work

Wednesday May 4th, 2016

Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Sports Illustrated app (iOS or Android) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.

Devonta Freeman is very wealthy and very busy as an NFL player but that does not stop him from being kind to his neighbors.

The Falcons running back was out for a jog when he saw an 82-year-old woman struggling with a lawnmower, so he decided to help out Eleanor Szendel and her daughter-in-law Denise, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.


Follow Extra Mustard on Facebook

The pair immediately recognized the star, as four of Eleanor’s grandchildren attended Florida State, where Freeman was a standout running back before joining Atlanta.

The Democrat reports that after Freeman helped to unload the mower's bag of clipping he finished his jog by running a few more laps around the block.

– Brendan Maloy

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.