HOUSTON (FOX 26)
A random act of kindness years ago by Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Michael Irvin made a lifelong impact on the father of Houston Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye and then impacted his son as well.
After playing football at Sam Houston State University, Steve Bouye became friends with Irvin.
"Michael Irvin taught me how to heal and help people," says Steve.
"My dad is the biggest Cowboys fan whenever we're not playing them, so he always told me about the whole Michael Irvin story, as far as why he gives," says A.J. during a break from a Texans training camp practice session.
Steve's AAU basketball program in Atlanta has helped send almost 50 players to college. A.J. is following in his father's footsteps by funding the program that he and fellow Texans cornerback Robert Nelson both played on.
"What I did now was just change the team, the A.J. Bouye Tornadoes, and I basically donated money to pay for most things up front so they could make trips to Vegas and just to know that my dad is going to have the same impact on those kids as he did with me and Rob," explains A.J.