RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - One of the top video games for young boys is Madden Football. Santana Moss, a part of the game for a decade, leapt off the screen and into the classroom to teach kids in Richmond Tuesday about a different game.
Moss and Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling are launching a statewide rollout of an educational video game and classroom curriculum called Financial Football. In front of a group of students at Thomas Jefferson High School, Moss and Bolling watched a demonstration of the video game.
Financial Football is part of Visa and NFL's nationwide educational initiative to help students and adults tackle their financial futures. Moss admitted that he's learned from the game, which has led him to be a spokesperson for it.
The video game incorporates lessons taught through Practical Money Skills for Life and is accompanied by a classroom curriculum that is being distributed by Lieutenant Governor Bolling's office to every public middle and high school in the state of Virginia.
Moss also spoke about his fading Redskins who have lost 8 of their last 9 games. He said the team is going to keep fighting despite being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, and they're preparing for a big showdown with the Giants Sunday. Washington beat New York 28-14 in Week One, but now the Giants are in first place in the East, and the Skins are in last.