Falcons player advocates for music education

Updated: June 28, 2013, 12:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- NFL offensive lineman Justin Blalock spends his time on the field protecting runs and passes. Off the field, he's a strong advocate for music education.

Blalock, the starting left guard for the Atlanta Falcons, grew up in Texas playing the tuba and continues to play the drums and guitar. Music helps young people develop confidence and experience a sense of accomplishment, skills that can help them move into leadership roles later in life, he said.

"It actually shares a ...

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