MANAHAWKIN, NJ - After recently finishing his second NFL season with a game winning touchdown for the Miami Dolphins against the New England Patriots, Mike Gesicki returned home for a visit with family.
Monday night at the Southern Regional Middle School Girls Basketball practice, Gesicki surprised the team with pictures and autographs.
Coach Jenna Lombardo-Adams is a long time friend of the family and coaches the team with Gesicki's sister, Kelsey.
"It was so kind of Micheal to come to our practice and sign autographs," Lombardo-Adams said, the girls on our basketball team have been asking Coach Kelsey for autographs all season, so she set it up for him to come."
Whether it's helping out with a clinic or meeting with student athletes, during the off season you can usually find Gesicki being a positive role model for the kids in the community.
Lombardo-Adams added, "It is so great that he takes time to give back to his community and school district. The girls were ecstatic to meet him and may not remember all of our plays, but will remember this practice for the rest of their lives!"