The family of assistant football coach Aaron Feis, who was killed in the February Florida shooting while shielding students, has been invited by the Dolphins to announce their NFL Draft picks.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 18, 2018
Members of the school's football team were also invited: https://t.co/dTOcapW0lC pic.twitter.com/b8BpckCENR
In honor of fallen hero Aaron Feis, who dove in front of three students to save them from a hail of bullets during the Parkland, Florida, shooting massacre, the Miami Dolphins will have his family and 18 members of the high school's football team announce the team's draft picks.
They are set to read picks for Rounds 4-7 on Saturday, April 28, the Sun-Sentinal reported.
Feis was an assistant football coach and security guard at the tragedy-torn Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where he and 16 other people were killed by a gunman on Feb. 14. Students said he raced into a building to shield students from gunfire — his final act as a selfless coach and community member.
"He died the same way he lived — he put himself second," Stoneman football spokesperson Denise Lehtio told CNN after the shooting. "He was a very kind soul, a very nice man. He died a hero."
The Miami Dolphins have been incredibly generous to Parkland victims. The organization gave $100,000 to the community in February, and the coaching staff later donated $17,500 to Feis' family.
The NFL team's efforts here should not go unnoticed as they have taken exceptional measures to honor the Parkland victims and this incredible hero. The wide range of support the community has received since the senseless shooting hopefully serves as a shred of light in what has otherwise been a very dark time.
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