It’s not every day that football and opera go hand-in-hand, but that’s exactly what happened when Baltimore Ravens kicker, Justin Tucker, attended a Catholic Charities fundraiser and belted out his version of the classic ‘Ave Maria,’ pleasantly surprising the crowd in attendance.
Via the Baltimore Sun:
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker brought his pipes to a charity Christmas concert Thursday in Baltimore.
The special guest performer at Catholic Charities’ Christmas Festival Thursday evening belted out “Ave Maria” before a packed house at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Mount Vernon.
“The whole event, the whole concert was truly a blessing to be a part of in such a small way for me,” Tucker said. “All the musicians were so talented and there was a great turnout, and it was all for a great cause, which makes it that much better.”
Watch and listen to Tucker’s incredible voice below …
The charity concert was designed to raise money to help support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Tucker is one of the top kickers in the NFL, and also a devout Catholic who makes the Sign of the Cross before every field goal attempt.
Tucker’s good deeds mark a growing list of NFL stars giving back to their communities!
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