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SURPRISE: Browns players visit Cleveland youth football practice

Youth football and Browns players snap a photo together at practice. (Source: WOIO) Youth football and Browns players snap a photo together at practice. (Source: WOIO)
Several Browns players surprised kids practicing at Humphrey Park in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO) Several Browns players surprised kids practicing at Humphrey Park in Cleveland. (Source: WOIO)
Players got right to work, hitting the field and having some fun. (Source: WOIO) Players got right to work, hitting the field and having some fun. (Source: WOIO)

The Cleveland Browns helped give back to the community on Tuesday. Several players surprised a number of local kids playing football.

Imagine you're 10 or 11 and you're at football practice after school, when all of a sudden, some of the biggest football stars in your city show up on the field. That's exactly what happened at a typical evening practice at Humphrey Park in Cleveland.

"I was, like, kind of freaking out. I was just excited," said Madison Casselberry.

"It was just, like, amazing, because I didn't even know they came here," said Darryl Tillis.

"I was excited for them. Every one of their faces lit up. It was awesome," said Billy Winn, Browns Defensive Lineman.

The Browns didn't sit around. They got right to work, hitting the field and having some fun.

"Started off the same way, running around on a field like this. Helmets. Playing Pop Warner. So to get back out here and see this brings back a lot of memories," said quarterback Johnny Manziel.

The visit is part of the Browns First and Ten campaign to encourage fans to volunteer in their communities.

It seemed like the Browns had just as much fun as the kids.

"Trying to give back to the community the best way we know how: playing football. It's an awesome day for us and my teammates, I know that," said Manziel.

"It brings me back to when I was little. Just to see the smiles on those faces and just to be able to motivate children at this age. It's a great feeling," said Chris Kirksey, Browns Linebacker.

Tuesday is traditionally the players' day off. Throughout the season, you can expect to see players at community events around northeast Ohio.

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