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Hokie football player pays surprise visit to local kids

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Thursday night a group of very excited children got a special surprise visit from one of their favorite Virginia Tech football players.

The hokies very own free safety T.J. Shaw greeted these kids at Rosalind Hills Baptist church for the end of their sports themed church camp.

Shaw wasn't just talking football. He spoke to the kids about how his Christian faith has changed his life and impacted him for the better.

He stood before a crowd of more than fifty faces, those young and old who stood in awe of his message.

Shaw even stayed around for a photo opportunity and one-on-one's with anyone who wanted an autograph or even just to say hello.

Roanoke church camper Zach Vancure who was sporting a hokie jersey says he was thrilled with the surprise.

"I feel really excited about him coming and telling everyone about Jesus," Vancure said.

Shaw says its important to take advantage of the opportunity to use his position for good and serving as a good role model for children.

"I go all over and tell my testimony's to high schools, middle schools, churches, juvenile detention centers," Shaw said. "I just love to share God and what he has done in my life."

Franklin County native, Shaw says he hopes to do more of these visits and make a positive impact on his community on and off the field.

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