Super Bowl Champion returns home for parade

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Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
February 17, 2018

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla (WCTV) -- Hundreds gathered along the streets of Crawfordville Saturday morning for a celebration of Black History Month.

The annual parade is a reminder to younger generations.

"If you're not teaching your kids about the past, it's lost," said Robert Manning, one of the organizers of the parade.

This year's parade featured Wakulla native and Super Bowl LII champion, Nigel Bradham. The Philadelphia Eagles linebacker says inspiring kids is his goal.

"To be able to give all of these people some support and get some love back from what they showed me to accomplish my goals has been amazing," said Bradham.

Many people watching along the streets waited for a chance to see Bradham again.

"It's fantastic for Crawfordville. He's the first one from Wakulla High to even go to the pros," said Willy Bradham.

For his family especially, this moment is special.

" it is amazing. It is so sweet. I don't even know what to say, I really don't," said Geraldine McKiney, Bradham's grandmother.

For Nigel, the past two weeks since winning the big game have been surreal.

"I've been doing everything. I felt like I've accomplished an ultimate goal and my life is just in a perfect place right now," said Bradham.

In the Eagles' Super Bowl win against the New England Patriots, Nigel recorded four tackles.

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