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Collierville native, Super Bowl champ visits middle school

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(WMC-TV) – Collierville native and Super Bowl champ Morgan Cox thrilled students at Schilling Farms Middle School Friday.

He and his wife paid the school a visit as part of the NFL's Fuel up to Play 60 program, which is meant to empower kids to take charge in making small, everyday changes at their schools in order to stay healthy and get active.

Morgan Cox grew up in Collierville. Years ago, his grandfather, Herman Cox, was the mayor. The Baltimore Raven has fond memories of growing up in the Mid-South.

"I went to school at Crosswinds and Collierville Middle, so it's great for me to be back," he said.

On the football field, Cox is a long snapper for the Ravens. During his visit home, he brought along his wife, Lauren, and his 2012 Super Bowl ring.

"The ring has 243 diamonds in it," he said.

Cox's visit at Schilling Farms Middle School was packed with advice about nutrition and encouragement to exercise.

"I think education is a huge part and these kids learning nutrition, they will be able to carry it with them the rest of their lives," he explained.

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