Eagles QB Kevin Kolb meets young fans

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA - August 31, 2010 The kids got to chat, get an autograph and even a picture with the starting quarterback.

Kolb, was gracious, even joking around with the kids, recognizing that the event, held at Modell's in Northeast Philadelphia and organized by Pop Warner, wasn't so much about those who play the game professionally, as it was those who harbor a child's dream to do so.

"I think as an NFL athlete you have to understand your role. Your role is to get these kids on the right track and know that they look up to you."

In some ways, the Eagles' newest star is in the same position as so many of the kids that came out to meet him preparing to prove himself, feeling the pressure, which he says he tries not to do.

"I'm sure there will come a time that I do, and there will be some times that are rough, and there will be some ups and down, but you know, throughout this whole thing, I think if you push yourself hard from day one then you're used to it," Kolb said.

Advice equally applicable to the long line of young people who came to meet the city's newest celebrity, and maybe left him with an impression as big he left on them.

Kevin Kolb's foray into Philadelphia fame brings with it no shortage of expectation, and so every fan that came here asked him for an autograph, but offered him something else, luck for the upcoming season.

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