(Memphis) Inside the Old Navy store in the Wolf Chase area, football fans such as Chase Crouch and his mom, Felicia, aren’t just here for the fashions, but they want to pose for a picture with Morgan Cox, the Baltimore Ravens long snapper and Super Bowl champion.
“My mom said Morgan Cox was out here. So she took me out here. How cool was it? very cool!,” Crouch said.
This meet and greet is part of the Collierville native and former Evangelical Christian School football player’s first visit home since the Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49s.
“The week leading up to the Super Bowl I heard about everything going in Memphis at my high school, elementary school. We had a small Ravens Nation here,” Cox said.
This appearance isn’t just about signing autographs. Cox and his wife, Lauren, are teaming up with the Best Buddies organization and Special Olympics to encourage people to stop using the ‘R’ word and promote inclusion of those with intellectual disabilities.
“We want to spread the word to end the R-word, retarded. As most of us know it has a negative connotation,” Cox said.
“We’re friends with Melissa Todd and her son Hunter. We just wanted to come out and spread the word,” Lauren Cox said.
“We’re so thankful and it says so much for him(Morgan). He never hesitated when we asked him to spread the word to end the word,” Todd said.
Even though Morgan Cox is flying high with his sights set on a possible repeat for the Ravens, he says he remains grounded by reaching out and helping the Memphis community.
“We want to be out there for people who need our help and that’s what I am out here for,” Cox said.