Players on Middleton's fourth grade football team received a few special visitors on Monday night--UW football players Tyler Dippel, Bryce Gilbert and Brendan Kelly.
The trio stopped by the team's football practice to show the 11-and-12-year-olds a few moves and inspire them. All defensive linemen, the student-athletes worked primarily with Middleton's defense.
"I think the kids learned more in the 45 minutes that their 'Saturday Heroes' coached them than we have taught them during the last three years," said coach Grant Stousland.
For the Badger student-athletes, it was an opportunity to reminisce on a time before UW Football.
"It brought back a lot of good memories about why I started playing the game of football--for the fun," said Dippel. "We had a great time. The kids were a lot of fun."