GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The Falcons' rookies used their day off to help feed some of their neediest fans.
Pastor Stephen Samuel of St John Baptist church was one of many on hand that are happy the Falcons stress player involvement in the community.
"This is great to have these young men out here helping," he said.
"We see them on Sunday, but these nice young boys are here helping us today," said one worker, who introduce the players to the crowd gathered there.
The players said they enjoy not only being among their fans but helping some of those fans who are in need.
"It's a great feeling to know you're helping people who really need help," said rookie defensive back Desmond Trufant. "As a pro athlete we're able to touch people's lives and it is a great opportunity to be here."
For the seniors who can't get out much it's a big deal having a few of their favorites visit in person.
"This is really great to see these young men out here," said Beverly Reed.
"It's nice of these guys to come out and help," said Randy Byrd.
Falcon fans hope the guys don't plan on showing the Rams any hospitality in the Dome Sunday.