Quakertown, Pennsylvania – It’s not every day that your team goes to the Super Bowl. Nor will the day we get to see one of the players on a team participating in the Super Bowl live.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and punt returner Britten Covey visited both Richland Elementary School and Neidig Elementary School on Wednesday.
“I remember thinking about the guys that were coming up,” Kobe said. “And when they were a good example, it meant a lot to me and my parents, and I always wanted to do it if the opportunity arose.”
Jameson McKenna, a third-grader at Naidig Elementary School, said, “It’s very emotional. I saw the Eagles players up close.”
The Eagles wrapped up the 2017 season by making their first Super Bowl appearance since 2018. Britain Covey’s first year as an Eagle is his first Super Bowl.
“I don’t know what I don’t know,” Covey said. “He’s been in the league for 10 years and I’ve talked to some of his teammates and they didn’t even come close to the Super Bowl. So I feel lucky to have a rookie year. increase.”
Several students had the opportunity to ask Covey questions. The school Covey visited taught leadership principals based on a curriculum created by Covey’s grandfather, his Stephen.
Stephen Covey wrote “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Students at his two schools in Quakertown are learning leadership principles through a “Leader in Me” process based on Coby’s grandfather’s work.
“Every time I come back here, I cry,” Coby said. “I like to see people still using it because it’s a really timeless principle that will never go out of style.”
Covey talked about it, along with other fun facts about himself.
“Did you know I’m the smallest member of the team?” Covey said, answering questions from hordes of students, most of them decked out in greenery and many with signs. .
But when it came to students, “They’ll never remember what I said,” Coby said.
69 News asked the students what stuck with Covey when he spoke.
“He’s a great Eagles player,” said Sophia Gehlis, a fifth grader at Neidig Elementary School.
“He said always follow your dreams,” McKenna said.
Students may not remember what he said about leadership habits, but they seem to remember the impact he made for years to come.