SAN ANTONIO — NFL Los Angeles Ram cornerback Ramon Richards lived through the struggle many people experience on San Antonio's east side.

“I understand what it's like. [I was] raised in Denver Heights, went to the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA on New Braunfels,” he said.

On Monday, the former Brackenridge High School standout made a stop at the Eastside Boys & Girls Club. The 23-year-old was invited by another East Side native, Boys and Girl Club Director Manny Sanchez.

"I really like his story and I thought he was really a great example for these kids, a role model they can look up to," Sanchez said.