​Wow, talk about heartwarming.


​Derrius Guice, the Redskins' second-round draft pick out of LSU, is already using his NFL player status to help raise money for worthy causes. In this case, the ​Washington running back is collecting money for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Louisiana.

​Guice, a Baton Rouge native, has a personal connection to the center. His best friend's mom beat cancer there and "rang the bell" in celebration. LSU's mascot, however, did not. Mike the Tiger passed away shortly after being admitted to the center.


Guice wanted to do something to help, so he started a GoFundMe page, saying, “I want to continue to have people ring that bell and bring a cure to this disease that has touched almost everyone's life in some way or the other!”

In order to incentivize people to donate, Guice began promising rewards for every donation. Anyone who sent in $5 would get to play a game of Fortnite with Guice, a big video game fan. A $25 donation would enter you into a contest with the chance of winning signed LSU cleats; a $50 donation would let you go bowling with Guice; and a $100 donation would give you a chance in a contest for two tickets to the Redskins' Monday Night Football matchup with the Saints.

Then of course, there's just the joy of donating to cancer research.


That's what Guice enjoys the most, and, as he continues to raise money, collecting over $20,000 in donations, the running back can't stop smiling.