By: WCTV Eyewitness News
February 5, 2018
THOMAS COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) -- Former Taylor County superstar LeGarrette Blount has made history, winning his third Super Bowl ring.
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, 41-33 in Super Bowl LII.
Blount rushed for 90 yards and scored one touchdown against his former team. Blount was traded this season from the Patriots to the Eagles.
His dedication on the field doesn't stop him from coming back home. Family friend Dawn Taylor says that he is community-oriented.
"I see him here a lot. It's great. He comes home to support his community. When we have meet and greets there is not one person he doesn't see, he stays to take a picture with everyone," Dawn said.
Not only does he impact his community, but also his alma mater. Taylor County High School is proud of his achievements. Blount's former football and track coach, Edward Harvey Sr., said that Blount brought attention to their small town.
"I see a lot of promise in Taylor County and he is putting Taylor County on the map," Harvey said.
Blount has left a legacy in football that encourages kids to push forward. Taylor County's varsity football and track coach, Toney Powell, said he is an inspiration.
"He's just a normal dude, he let's the kids know there is a chance to make it out, it's tough to make it out of this town," Powell said.
Taylor County will have a parade to celebrate the Super Bowl champ's win in a few weeks.