WASHINGTON — Two local celebrities were honored Sunday afternoon, not only for their athletic ability, but also for their perseverance.
The Beaufort County Pirate Club and the Beaufort County Boys and Girls Club hosted an NFL Day honoring two former East Carolina football players — C.J. Wilson, a defensive end for the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and a native of Belhaven, and Terrance Copper, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs and a native of Washington.
Wilson and Copper signed autographs for fans for about an hour. Fans arrived with footballs, notebooks, photos, jerseys, hats and even paddles for the two to sign.
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