HARRISBURG -- LeSean McCoy scored big on Tuesday night.
The former Bishop McDevitt star, who is now the second-leading rusher in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, handed out 150 free frozen turkeys to Harrisburg City residents at Villa, a retail sneaker store on Market Street.
McCoy said he simply wanted to give back to the community. He knows times are tough; due to the sluggish economy, and the fact that many City residents were affected by flooding and other weather-related issues over the past year.
The Eagles' disappointing 3-6 record and a last-place standing in the NFC East hasn't dampened McCoy's spirits, either. "Its tough right now," said McCoy, who is the first player to score a touchdown in each of his team’s first nine games of a season since 1986, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
"We just have to play ball. We have to stand up and find a way to get ourselves out of (this hole). We have the talent; and the players and the coaches (too)."
McCoy, who has 906 yards rushing this season, also hosts his own Community Day each summer in the City of Harrisburg, with free food and games for children.