Atlanta Falcon’s Bryant, Flat Stanley visit BC Elementary
There was a very special guest for Katey Gauthier and Kristi Trahan’s 3rd Grade classes at Bridge City Intermediate School on Tuesday afternoon.
Matt Bryant, professional football player and Bridge City alumni made a visit to the school along with Flat Stanley.
His nephew, Aidyn Mulhollan, introduced the Atlanta Falcons kicker to his classmates. Aidyn sent the Flat Stanley to his uncle and Bryant told the class how Flat Stanley spent the week with him.
Bryant nicknamed him Flats. Flats was in the locker room, the weight room, the computer equipment room, the playing equipment room, the hot tub and the cold tub with him. He also held the ball while Bryant kicked. Flats met the trainers, sat with the special teams coach and the head coach. Bryant even rescued Flats when he was stuck in a refrigerator.
Bryant reassured the class there would be pictures of him and Flat Stanley.
The students next asked questions about the cold tub, the team’s mascot, his days playing at Bridge City, other teams he has played against, playing in different weather conditions and if he had any blocked kicks in which he answered yes, but added it wasn’t his fault.
Bryant has been playing in the NFL for 13 years with the Giants, the Buccaneers, and the Falcons.
“After high school, everyone got a lot larger than me,” he said explaining why he became a kicker. “I try not to get stepped on.” Bryant made sure everyone in class received an autographed football and he posed for a group picture.
Photo – Matt Bryant, professional kicker for the Atlanta Falcons and former Bridge City Cardinal, returned home on Tuesday afternoon to visit a third grade class room at Bridge City Intermediate School. He answered questions, gave out autographed footballs and posed for photographs.
RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn