Seeley tackles life lessons with students at Perry Elementary

Perry's Kane Seeley (29) looks into the backfield during the Iowa-Iowa State game Sept. 12. Seeley visited the Perry Elementary School Tuesday, where the audience was just as attentive as the one at Jack Trice Stadium. Photo Jeff Webster,

If Kane Seeley is pondering what he might do after his football playing days are over, the Iowa State University linebacker might consider inspirational speaking.

Two days after giving an impassioned testimony at the Perry Baccalaureate service for a collection of PHS seniors, Seeley returned to his grade school to address students at the Perry Elementary.

Tackling top-level collegiate gridders like TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, Oklahoma signal caller Baker Mayfield and Iowa tailback Jordan Canzeri is one thing; grabbing and holding the attention of fidgety youngsters is another.

However, Seeley had no trouble as a rapt audience listened to the local celebrity talk about being respectful, responsible and safe, lessons that will hopefully have the kind of impact (mentally, of course) that a Seeley tackle has on the gridiron.

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