Willie Snead visits Nelson Elementary in Muskegon

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — NFL wide receiver Willie Snead returned to his hometown of Muskegon for the first time since he started his professional football career a little less than five years ago.

Snead went to Nelson Elementary School on Friday to represent the Milk Means More campaign, which aims to provide information about dairy food and farming.

“I’ve been drinking milk since I was a little kid,” Snead told elementary school students. “Cheese, and things like that, it’s all protein. It’s all good for the body at the end of the day.”

Snead just completed his first season with the Baltimore Ravens after spending three years with the New Orleans Saints.

He is entering the final year of his contract and looking to maximize his opportunities on the field. 

“I’m really hoping to take a major jump. I’ve always been known more as a slot guy or the intermediate guy, and that’s what I want to be, but I want to build on top of that,” Snead said. “I definitely want to be an all-around receiver. I want to take my name to the next level as one of the greats.”

Snead will be playing with second-year quarterback, Lamar Jackson, who went 6-1 in his seven starts, throwing six touchdowns and 1,201 total yards.

Snead looks forward to a full season with Jackson, as they look to prove the doubters wrong.

“He is the ultimate competitor, he likes to have fun, and at the end of the day, he wants to win,” Snead said. “He’s only going to get better from here. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by the offense we have. I’m just looking forward to playing our first game in Miami.”

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