Signing autographs is one of the many things that come along with being a professional athlete.
Joe Jacoby and Jeff Bostic retired from the Washington Redskins almost 25 years ago, but nothing's stopping the three-time Super Bowl champions and Redskins Ring of Fame members from continuing to make a difference in the community.
On Saturday, Jacoby and Bostic took part in an autograph session at R&R Antiques in Fredericksburg, Va., in support of the Fredericksburg Food Bank and their Food-4-Families program, which puts emergency food pantries directly in local schools.
The demand for Jacoby and Bostic's autographs were so high that they stayed around for an extra hour signing all types of Redskins merchandise.
The event put seven new food pantries in schools throughout the Fredericksburg area, which means a lot more families who were in need will be taken care of, something that delights Jacoby.
"It's neat," Jacoby said. "We do so many different things, but the best part of it is helping out, and doing these things, and raising funds that are needed to help some of the families in certain areas, especially down here where we're at, down in Fredericksburg, to help families that are struggling still. It's really very rewarding."
Being able to spend a few hours chatting with their fans, signing helmets, pennants, game programs and photos was a joy for Jacoby and Bostic. Bostic says with all the love he and Jacoby got from Redskins' fans over the years – and still do to this day - whatever they can do to repay that love, they'll do.
"I think it's pretty much a role that you have to play," Bostic said. "The Washington area's been very good to Joe [Jacoby] and myself, and we're just giving back time, and just doing what neighbors and humanitarians should do, is give your time for a good cause, and this certainly fits the bill."