As they do annually, the St. Louis Rams once again teamed up with the Urban League and Schnucks to help provide Thanksgiving dinner to families in need around the city.
This year, more than 2,000 families will be served full-course meals, including turkey, cranberries and potatoes. With 100 percent of the 53-man roster and eight practices squad players donating, the Rams raised $34,500 for the cause.
Defensive end William Hayes decided to change things up and make it easier for some families by making home deliveries with his defensive line teammates. Along with Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Mason Brodline, Kendall Langford, Michael Brockers and Matt Conrath, Hayes and the Rams delivered to 30 homes in neighborhoods and senior citizen centers.
At the three standard location giveaways, the offensive linemen passed out meals in East St. Louis, the running backs at Vandeventer and the wide receivers at Jennings Station.
Brockers and Conrath lightened the mood during the home deliveries by wearing full turkey costumes and entertaining the recipients.