[UPDATED] HSU grad joins NFL teammates to donate thousands of Thanksgiving meals

Alex Cappa, courtesy of Buccaneers.com
Update from Humboldt Sports: Successful NFL debut for Alex Cappa: "...(Cappa) saw plenty of action at right guard in a winning performance, as the Bucs comfortably defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-9."

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Humboldt State University graduate Alex Cappa recently joined some of his NFL teammates donating time and money to feed thousands of Tampa Bay families in need.

The 12th Annual Turkey Time with the O-line saw Cappa and fellow offensive linemen physically handing out gift cards and meals to people. Their $35,000 donation for the event was then matched by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Foundation which reportedly made 350,000 additional meals possible on top of the over 1,000 that were handed out.

“It’s really cool,” Cappa told Buccaneers.com. “You don’t realize how many people you’re going to be able to reach out to and help, so it’s tremendous.”

Meals included turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, and pumpkin pie.

Cappa still has yet to suit up for a regular season game during his rookie season with the Bucs. But the Tampa Bay Times reports head coach Dirk Koetter said “his time is coming soon.”

The Buccaneers play the 49ers in Florida on November 25.

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