In what is becoming a neat tradition, several current and former Houston Texans spent Tuesday driving senior citizens to the polls.
Former Texans offensive lineman Chester Pitts is once again working with the Harvest Community Center to help ensure the elderly can make their voices heard. Pitts was joined by current Texans offensive linemen Duane Brown and Brandon Brooks, as well as former Houston defensive lineman Travis Johnson and Houston Oilers receiver Haywood Jeffries. Together the men drove seniors to and from polling places in the Houston area.
"There is no responsibility for professional athletes to do this," Pitts told PepperOnSports.com. "But as a professional athlete you are a role model and I believe you should always do what is right. Helping others, especially our seniors is always important and as long as I am able, I want to do just that."
Here's a photo of Pitts and Johnson helping a woman onto a bus:
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Pitts, a former second-round pick out of San Diego State, played in the NFL from 2002 to 2010. He now works for a local television station and as a philanthropist. According to a press release from Election Day in 2012, Pitts himself is interested in politics and is interested in exploring a candidacy for the U.S. Senate.