Minnesota Vikings defensive back Captain Munnerlyn has donated $50,000 to his alma mater, Murphy High School, for needed renovations to the Panthers’ weight room.
“This is huge for our school,” Murphy head coach Rick Cauley told al.com, adding that the money will be used to buy new weights, redo the floors and refurbish the entire room. “Cap doesn’t know most of our coaches now. There are only two or three of us left from the staff he knew so it (the donation) wasn’t something he should feel obligated to do. I think it was just something Captain wanted to do because of the people who helped him along the way.”
Munnerlyn was in town last weekend for his 10-year class reunion and was presented with his framed No. 2 Murphy jersey at halftime of the Panthers’ game Friday against McGill-Toolen, where he served as honorary captain.
“That donation was just giving back to my community, to my high school,” Munnerlyn told Vikings.com. “I’ve been blessed to play this game, now entering my eighth season. (I’m) letting them know I haven’t forgotten where I came from.”
Munnerlyn played college football at South Carolina and is entering his eighth year in the NFL, having played with the Carolina Panthers before joining the Vikings.
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