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Bulger's Beat: Titan takes time off the field to impact kids

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

It's not all about tackles and touchdowns for many Tennessee Titans football players. Often, during the week between games, they get to show off a gentler side.

Performing in front of 70,000 Titans fans takes guts, but so does the willingness to sing, dance and just have fun with kids.

Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner, 24, recently took a day off from tackling football players to entertain a library full of 2 year olds.

"Most times they don't know who I am. They ask what position I play, what do I do again, what's my name and it's real fun because the kids' innocence is a real joy - joy in the world," Verner said.

The joy works both ways. These kids keep that Titan tickled.

"Their energy is fun to be around, their involvement. It's a great feeling to have," Verner said.

Playing on the football field takes a natural gift, but this environment provides a challenge, and Verner likes a challenge.

"It's fun trying to do something I'm not used to, or something I'd like to get used to," he said.

Maybe for him, it means a life after football working with kids. Until then, who really knows what a day like this can do for their futures.

"Maybe motivate them, maybe inspire them just a little bit," Verner said.

Last year in the off-season, Verner returned to his college campus at UCLA, and finished up the work to earn his bachelor of science degree in mathematics.

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