If you’re looking for the intersection of NFL greatness on both sides of the ball, you can always go to Copperas Cove, Texas.
According to KWTX, Tillman had his street named after him last week. The NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year said he was flattered by the recognition of his hometown.
“I really am humbled and thankful that you guys allowed me to be an ambassador for Copperas Cove,” the Bears cornerback said. “I will continue to do my part and try and change as many lives as we can.”
Now we just need an investigation to see if any strings were pulled.
During an interview with his fellow Copperas Cove graduate, Tillman joked that Griffin was a much bigger deal in his hometown.
“It’s him!” Tillman said in February, via the Washington Post. “Ask me do I have a street named after me.”
Griffin then replied: ““We’re gonna start the campaign today to get Charles Tillman a street in Copperas Cove.”
Whether Griffin had anything to do with it or not, it’s still a neat way for the town to honor two of its most prominent natives.