Atlanta Falcons Defensive Tackle Grady Jarrett has made it a priority to give back to
the Georgia community, especially since he is a Georgia native from Rockdale County.
He took great initiative this year in leading the Atlanta Falcons social justice efforts
while maintaining a strong presence in his anti-bullying campaign, “Big Men Don’t
Bully.” Grady specifically took lead with the Atlanta Police Department Foundation’s At
Promise Center and the Police/Teen Mentoring Program at Thomasville Heights Boys and
Girls Club. Grady often spoke up about how the most important part of the social justice
movement was to get out in the community and help be a part of change.
Over the last two years, Grady has purchased 20 season tickets to donate to organizations
who help support character-based programs for youth. Last year, Grady started
a tradition where he caters and serves a full, hot Thanksgiving meal to men at a local
homeless shelter. In addition, Grady spent most of his off days at various community
events across the state as he has a passion for giving back to the community that gave
him so much.
ATLANTA FALCONS YEARBOOK 2019