Browns’ Jarvis Landry latest to help out during coronavirus crisis
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe, the sports world has been deeply impacted as well. Many NFL players have contributed money or supplies to their local communities. And the most recent player to do so is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry. The veteran receiver recently donated $15,000 in hygiene products to Cleveland-area students.
Landry partnered with retail chain Meijer to procure the supplies. They will be given to recipients via the Browns Foundation’s “Get 2 School, Stay in the Game!” Network.
“Although we are facing unprecedented challenges right now, it is important to remember that we are all in this together,” Landry said in a release. “I love the City of Cleveland. And I want to make sure our communities have the support that they need to stay safe and healthy. We hope these items will help ease burdens and protect the well-being of the families and students of East Cleveland.”
Landry has been selected to five straight Pro Bowls dating back to the 2015 season. Landry initially entered the NFL as a member of the Miami Dolphins.
The 27-year-old produced an impressive 83 catches and 1174 receiving yards last season. That yardage total was a career-high for the for the former LSU Tiger.
Beyond that career-high, Landry also finished the season with career-highs in yards per reception (14.1), yards per game (73.4) and yards per touch (14.1).
Though Landry isn’t the most prolific punt returner these days, he still produced a career-high 10.6 yards per return in 2019 on five returns.
Landry had offseason surgery on his left hip, o his opening day status is unclear.B ut it’s good to know he’s helping his community in the meantime.