HOME BASE: Westbury, New York PROFESSION: New York Jets left tackle DOING RIGHT: Ferguson stands out in the NFL for more than his height. The 6’6” player is driving force behind the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation. Since the beginning of 2007, he’s raised more than $50,000 in scholarships for high school seniors and college freshmen in Long Island, New York. The nonprofit organization also helps rebuild churches, and hosts clothing and food drives through the year. “This is an opportunity for me to elevate and promote success within our communities.”

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Essence.com
Aug, 28, 2008

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