BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Fresh off his incredible performance against the Indianapolis Colts, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson appeared on Steve Harvey’s talk show Wednesday to encourage a young boy who has raised more than $45,000 to help his community.
Harvey had 12-year-old Cartier Carey on “STEVE On Watch” to highlight the boy’s efforts with Kids 4 Change 757, a nonprofit Carey started to sell lemonade and use the proceeds to buy and distribute diapers to single parents in the Newport News, Virginia area.
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After Carey listed Jackson, Tom Brady and Michael Vick among his favorite NFL players, Harvey had the boy turn around for a surprise video message from the Ravens signal-caller.
“I want you to keep going, man,” Jackson told Carey. “Keep striving for greatness, to be the best person you could be.”
.@Lj_era8 teamed up with @IAmSteveHarvey to surprise a young man who’s making a big difference in his community! #SteveOnWatch
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— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 13, 2021
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In addition to charity work, Jackson told Carey to keep pursuing football, basketball and rapping.
“I can’t do the rapping part, you know? But I can do a little something on the court, throw a football here and there with you,” said Jackson.
Carey laughed with joy at the end of the video and said, “I wasn’t expecting that.”
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The Ravens and Jackson presented the Carey family with four tickets to the Oct. 17 home game against the Los Angeles Chargers.