Former UA Player is Giving Back to His Community During the Holidays
Former Alabama Crimson Tide DT Christian Barmore is giving back to the communities around him this holiday season. On Friday. Barmore announced via Twitter that he would be helping finance families grocery bills who are in need throughout the holidays and how they could reach out.
Focusing on two cities that have tremendously impacted him personally and professionally, Barmore is looking to help Boston and Philadelphia families.
The New England Patriots drafted Barmore No. 38 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. He signed his rookie contract over the summer, a 4-year, $8.5 million deal. Barmore was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, attending Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School, where he played football for one season before coming to Tuscaloosa.
According to an interview with NBC10 Philadelphia, Barmore learned how to play football from watching the late Eagles legend Reggie White highlights via YouTube.
"Like Reggie, Chris has a passion for his community and spent time this year cleaning Philly's streets," said NBC 10 report Rosemary Connors in her story about Barmore.
Barmore's personal slogan, seen throughout his social media accounts, was made by his family, and he continues to use it today, "Mom created the slogan he uses, B-More, Be Great," said Connors.
Barmore played for the Tide from 2018-2020, making the First Team All-SEC in 2020, winning a National Championship in 2021, and crowned the CFP National Championship defensive MVP.