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Texas A&M football players begin second annual mission trip in Haiti

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A delegation of 85 Texas A&M University students, student-athletes, coaches and staff are currently spending a week-long mission trip in Haiti.

Texas A&M football’s official Twitter account shared a photo of several players after landing on the Caribbean island on Monday.

Quarterback Nick Starkel, wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, offensive lineman Koda Martin, offensive lineman Keaton Sutherland, defensive back Kemah Siverand and defensive back Priest Willis are at least among the Aggies football players on this year’s trip.

“We’ve had tremendous growth from our 2016 trip,” Mikado Hinson, director of player development for Texas A&M football, told KBTX last week. “We had 28 student athletes go last year, which is a great number for the first year of doing a mission trip like this,” said Hinson. “The excitement grew, they came back buzzing, now we have 73 athletes going representing nine different sports.”

Last year’s delegation included Trevor Knight, Daeshon Hall, Jermaine Eluemunor and top overall draft pick Myles Garrett. Knight completed four missions to Haiti last year before signing as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals earlier this month, including his first mission trip as a freshman with the Oklahoma Sooners.

“You get to serve,” Knight said last year during a press conference announcing the mission. “You get to get out of all this lavish life, (where) everything is kind of given to you here. You get to go and get your hands dirty, and be in the hot sun. You break down the walls, you don’t have your phone for a week. So you’re just out there serving and it turns into a whole lot of fun.”

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