The Miami Dolphins have invited members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas football team, to help announce their 2018 NFL Draft picks next week.
The Dolphins revealed that students from the Parkland, Florida, high school that suffered a mass shooting in February will join team officials at the podium on April 28 during the last day of the 2018 draft, according to CBS Sports.
“Miami holds five picks from 123 to 229 overall on the final day of the draft,” CBS reported.
The students will join the NFL’s recent practice of allowing guest announcers during the draft. But this is not the first time the Dolphins have reached out to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Along with a $17,500 donation to the Feis family by the Dolphins coaching staff, the team donated $100,000 to the school community. Some Dolphins players have also visited with some of the students and their families.
“Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, wide receiver Kenny Stills, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux and former players also visited five survivors of the school shooting, along with members of the Florida Panthers, Miami Heat and Miami Marlins,” the Palm Beach Post reported.
The team also hosted a football camp in Parkland in May.
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