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Packers' Gilbert Brown on instilling values in youth

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 10:18:16-04

Packers Super Bowl Champion Gilbert Brown is trying to pass on values he learned from his parents to kids in Milwaukee.

Brown admits, "I'm a momma's boy." 

"Everyday I wake up I say I'm not embarrassing my mother today I'm not embarrassing my father today," he said. 

The man known as "the gravedigger" hosts a free football camp every year at North Division High School.

He says positive activities keep kids safe.

"It hurts when I pick up the paper and I see a kid that was out there and something wrong, It hurts. You've seen some like that. I've seen some that got killed," he said. 

Brown says he wants kids to understand success grows out of discipline, respect and hard work.

Brown's 25-year-old son Jamal Brown helps with the camp. He says his father taught him the importance of hard work, discipline and respect.

"I act the same everywhere I go, I say yes sir yes ma'am," said the younger Brown.

Brown plays football at Lincoln University.

Gilbert Brown admits, "I'm not afraid to tell another man I love him because I care about them and I do. Just like I tell all the kids out here every day. I love ya'll man or I wouldn't be doing this."