LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It was scheduled last minute, but Tampa Bay Buccaneer Jorvorskie Lane spent President's Day hosting a free event for kids at Brandon Park in Lufkin.
The Lufkin native said he drove in last night and decided to deck out the park with bounce houses, food and have the kids come out for free to enjoy it all.
The kids definitely know who Jorvorskie Lane is and were beyond excited and thankful for some free fun.
"It's awesome to know we're here with Jorvorskie celebrating him coming back from his injury and we're all having fun. If I play football I want to be like him whenever I grow up in whatever I play," said park goer Kolby Kovar.
"I have a mind of a kid and I know what kids want so that's how all this came together. All the people I've seen so far are the ones that have kept me grounded. It makes you realize never forget where you come from," said Jorvorskie Lane.
Lane couldn't play too hard with the kids as he's still healing from the gruesome leg break he suffered in the last week of the regular season.
The fullback broke his tibia and fibula. His surgery consisted of putting a rod in his tibia.
Lane suffered no ligament or nerve damage, and as of now is rehabbing in Houston.
"It's one of the worse pains I've ever felt. It's just one of those things where you just have to accept it for what it is and go with it," said Lane. "I want to be out there with these kids so bad knowing I can't. That's the hardest part. Other than that, the mental and physical part is just work. I'm just getting back and getting a routine. I know what I have to do so no, that's not the hard part at all."
Lane said he won't start running until June. Right now he's rehabbing the muscles in his leg to stay strong. His doctors don't expect him to be 100% until October.