April 19, 2011
Mike Rivera, a former Shawnee Mission Northwest and Kansas University football player, left, sits with Boys and Girls Club member Frida Danburno as the two work on a crochet project. Rivera volunteered his time with Lawrence youths on Wednesday, April 13, at Hillcrest Elementary. Rivera currently is a linebacker with the Miami Dolphins.
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At 6-foot-2, 252 pounds, with blue gym shorts, a backwards cap, a Nike T-shirt and an bulky bandage around his left knee, former Kansas University linebacker Mike Rivera hardly looked the part of a crochet teacher in a recent visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.